Brantley Confirms That He's A Cowboy

Carthage, Texas is proud of its football team and the city should be as the Bulldogs are a loaded team with the likes of safety prospect Edward Pope and huge offensive tackle Greg Brantley. The pair were in Stillwater on Sunday and Monday checking out the Cowboys facilities and the Oklahoma State campus, and one of the two Bulldogs saw enough to make a decision.

"I saw everything," the 6-7, 310-pound Greg Brantley said on Tuesday evening. "It (the trip) went good, real good. We toured the whole campus, saw all the football facilities, and spent time at academics. I committed to Oklahoma State."

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.

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