Brantley kind of slid that last comment in rather matter of fact. He has been rumored to be a strong Oklahoma State lean for a long time but nobody has confirmed as much until now.
"I've been all about Oklahoma State since the first day they offered," said Brantley, who also has been pursued by schools including Texas, TCU, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Baylor.
"Oklahoma State has been the clear leader from the start."
Brantley did not say how Pope liked his visit, but the talk is that the standout safety, who was committed to TCU, is either de-committed or may be wavering in that pledge. This conversation was about Brantley, who is a big but very athletic lineman that plays straight ahead and can really drive opposing defenders out of the way and wherever he seems to want them. He is a load to deal with.
He is also apparently a solid performer in the classroom. "I'm looking to major in engineering, petroleum engineering," answered Brantley when asked about a major.
"This summer I'm looking to work out," he added. Brantley will be looking to follow up his First Team All-District 16-3A and All-State honors as he tries to help Carthage three-peat as Class 3A Division II state champions.
Brantley becomes Oklahoma State's sixth known verbal commitment in the 2012 class and the second offensive line commitment to go along with Bryan, Texas offensive lineman Tim Hines.