Cross Looking Forward To Being a Cowboy

Following up his official visit at the Nebraska game, Plano (West), Texas offensive lineman Travis Cross, who is firmly committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, was back in Stillwater for the 55-28 win over Baylor on Saturday. The 6-6, 285-pound Cross said he liked what he saw.

"They played a great game and now that my high school career is over (Plano West just missed the playoffs) I am officially working out to get ready for my Oklahoma State career," said Cross, who will enroll and start school in January, rooming with fellow 2011 freshman and Denton (Guyer), Texas quarterback J.W. Walsh.

"I saw (Jonathan) Rush make that block downfield. Wow, anytime an offensive lineman can get that block downfield and in the open space where everybody can see it that is great."

Cross should be in line for a number of honors like all-district, all-metro and all-greater Dallas. He could earn All-State honors after being third team All-Super Texas Team in Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine.

Cross had some highlight reel blocks of his own this season that made Youtube.com. He was also named Academic All-State for his combined classroom and football prowess.

He said his final high school game was a battle as West scored the first two touchdowns in the game against rival Plano leading 14-0.

"It was 14-7 at the half but in the second half we struggled and they picked it up," explained Cross. "After all was said and done and the tears, then it is now the excitement of getting ready to be at Oklahoma State.

"My first win there will be special. I think you judge somebody by how they handle adversity and after we won the first three games this season and then got into district and struggled and played some really good teams like Allen close. After the blood, sweat, and everything if the man is still standing then that is something. I feel like I had something and lost it. Now I am willing to work harder to get it back," said Cross.

Cross is a determined young man, and besides his attitude he brings a big body and a lot of athletic talent to his future endeavors on the OSU offensive line.

There have also been some of his younger teammates at some of the Oklahoma State games. In fact, linebacker Bryce Cottrell was back for a second time on Saturday.

"He had a good time," said Cross of the 6-3, 190-pound linebacker that has 4.7 speed. "I think they (OSU) are really interested in him. He is a good player."

You kind of get the feeling in talking to Cross that he not only will be a good player but he also will also be a pretty good recruiter for the Cowboys.


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