Ashaad Mabry Now Begins Preparing For OSU

The MacArthur High School Brahmas from San Antonio, Texas made a teriffic run through the Class 5A playoffs in Texas finishing with a 12-2 record before losing to powerhouse Cibolo Steele 49-26 on Saturday. Oklahoma State fans are excited about MacArthur defensive tackle Ashaad Mabry who committed to the Cowboys before his senior season.

Mabry, who showed huge improvement as a junior with 54 tackles, topped 60 tackles this season. The 6-3, 296-pounder is all set to start working toward a college career but it was tough closing out his senior season on Saturday.

"Yeah, we ran into a monster running back," said Mabry of Cibolo Steele standout Malcolm Brown, who had three touchdowns in the game and rushed for 242 yards on 21 carries. Brown is committed to Texas.

"I've got a few more shots left at him," added Brown referring to seeing him when they are in college. "He's a good running back."

Mabry had a big influence in what turned out to be a strong season for the MacArthur defense. He finished with more than 60 tackles and had three sacks, but he also opened up opportunities for the defensive ends and linebackers around him with the push he was able to create inside.

"I thought I had a pretty good season," said Mabry, who has already met up with several of his future teammates at Oklahoma State including Plano West offensive lineman Travis Cross and Denton Guyer quarterback J.W. Walsh.

Walsh and Guyer teammate Jimmy Bean are the final Cowboy committed players left playing this season. Mabry said it was a good season and he is proud of his team and teammates.

Mabry will also get a jump this month in seeing some of his future teammates as Oklahoma State is heading to the Alamo Bowl. NCAA rules regarding contact between recruits and coaches and players, Mabry hopes to see the Cowboys practice some and play in the game. He will get more person to person contact later in January.

"They are coming to the Alamo Bowl and I want to check them out. I make my visit there on January 14," said Mabry. "Between now and then I will hit the weights and do a lot of running. I will have track coming up but that won't start until February or March."

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