Guerrero Has Plenty To Say About OSU

Cezar Guerrero is the highest ranked high school point guard still available in the Class of 2011. Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford had the opportunity to show the 6-footer from Bellflower, Calif., how much he wanted him this past weekend when Guerrero made an official visit to Stillwater. visited with Guerrero on Sunday evening about his trip to OSU.

How was the trip to Oklahoma State?
Guerrero: I loved it. I loved the enthusiasm that I saw there and from everyone associated with the basketball team. I loved everything about it. It was great. The people at Oklahoma State are very genuine people and that really impressed me.

Who were your player hosts?
Guerrero: I had some good people show me around – Mike Cobbins and Marshall Moses. The just showed me around campus and took me on a walk down what I think was Seventh Street. It was a great time.

What did you do after Saturday's game?
?Guerrero: We just hung out together. We went to Which Wich (Superior Sandwiches). Man, that's a great place. They had some great sandwiches. Then we just hung out and played some PS3 and Xbox (games).

Was it culture shock coming from Bellflower, a suburb of Los Angeles, to Stillwater, Oklahoma?
Guerrero: It was for someone who is used to life in California. It was funny to see cows right next to you when you wake up in the morning. I'm not used to hearing them moo the first thing in the morning. I'm used to the cars and honking when I wake up. That's not something I see every day. But I'm ready to make changes in my life if that's what it takes to play basketball where I want to, so why not make them now at this point in my life while I'm going to college?

What were your thoughts of Gallagher-Iba Arena?
Guerrero: I don't think I've ever seen a stadium like that. It's a great arena. I was also able to see the football stadium and was impressed with that too.

I assume you also saw the new basketball locker room?
Guerrero: It's ridiculous. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that. It was impressive.

What were your thoughts on the Cowboys pulling out a 70-68 victory over Texas Tech?
Guerrero: I loved going to the game. I was a little worried there at the end because after J.P (Olukemi) had that really big shot at the end of it, then (John) Roberson came down and had a wide open look to win it. It could have gone either way, but I'm glad we still won it.

Will you be taking any more official visits?
Guerrero: I just finished talking with my brother (Joe) and I think we may go to Iowa next week and then maybe Kansas after that. We'll have to see.

What did Coach Ford have to say to you?
Guerrero: He told me he needs a point guard to take him back to the Final Four and thinks I could help them do that. If I was going to commit to Oklahoma State, I think we could do some special things with Mike Cobbins, LeBryan Nash and all the other guys there.

Did you expect your recruiting to blow up like this when you decided not to sign in November?
Guerrero:No, sir. I didn't expect anything like this. I expected maybe one big school to come after me but nothing like this. But I really pushed myself this season and worked to make myself into the best player I could be and it has really paid off as my recruiting really blew up big time.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rank your visit to Oklahoma State?
Guerrero: That's a good question (laughing). I'd have to say a 10.

A "10" means is the best. Is that what you really meant?
Guerrero: Yeah, it is.

Did you commit to Oklahoma State?
Guerrero: No.

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