Veatch Gives Cowboys A Tight End In Class

One of the top, if not the top, tight end prospect in Oklahoma -- Broken Arrow's Zac Veatch -- made a commitment to Oklahoma State on Wednesday night. Veatch is a 6-4, 255-pound tight end prospect that made his catches in bunches last season, especially late in the year and in the playoffs garnering attention from a number of schools.

"I just got off the phone 20 minutes ago with Coach (Mike) Gundy and that went pretty good," said Zac Veatch. "Most of the time I've been talking to Coach (Joe) Wickline.

"I really started talking to Oklahoma State at the beginning of the month (September), and then we didn't have any contact for a couple of weeks. Then we started talking again and in the last three or four days it really got serious and I decided to commit," said Veatch.

Broken Arrow (3-1) is off to a good start in the 2011 season and went to Odessa, Texas and put the worst loss ever on the powerhouse Odessa permian program before coming back to the state and losing a nail-biter on statewide television to top-ranked Tulsa Union.

This week the Tigers play at Muskogee. Veatch told us he has three catches for somewhere around 65 yards so far this season but that most of his contributions have been with his blocking, which is pretty stout.

"You know, the thing about that Tulsa Union game is that our offense graded out at 50 percent," he said of the 21-14 loss to Union. "Our offensive coordinator said it is one thing to shoot yourself in the foot but that blew off both our legs in the game."

Veatch said he was also considering or really liked Missouri (attended camp there this summer), Arkansas, and Nebraska. But none of those schools had offered like Oklahoma State. Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Oregon State, Tulsa, and Wyoming had offered.

"I'm pretty excited about this and happy about the decision," he said. "I'm thinking Business or something sports related for a major. I'm and an A's and B's student."

For Oklahoma State, which just began using the tight end in the offense with new offensive coordinator Todd Monken this fall, Veatch is the first tight end to commit to OSU in two years. Veatch said he had watched a few games this fall to make sure the tight end was in play for the Cowboys.

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