Cowboys Get Another Lineman In Grishby

"I'm just like Alex, just at another position," said Blinn College all-conference offensive lineman Chris Grishby when contacted Sunday after committing to Oklahoma State. Cowboys fans can only hope the 6-5, 300-pound Grishby is spot on in his assessment of being just like linebacker Alex Elkins, who also came from Blinn (Texas) College. Grishby is right in that his story is a good one.

"I just played one year, my sophomore year," Grishby said when asked if he was an all-district player in high school at one-time powerhouse Brazoswood. "That's what I'm saying in that I'm just like Alex.

"I went to a combine and that is how I got to Blinn. I threw the shotput in high school, but I didn't play football. I didn't play rugby either," added Grishby when asked in detail just how close he is in relation to Elkins.

It was Elkins that showed Grishby around this weekend. The redshirt freshman at Blinn this season showed he had learned plenty from the Blinn staff as a freshman and he went on this season to earn first-team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference.

"I was going for All-American, but I don't know what happened," said Grishby seriously.

We were talking with him while he had stopped in Fort Worth on the way back to Blinn where he is scheduled to graduate in May and he will be a three-for-three transfer meaning he has three years of elgibility remaining. That is just like Levy Adcock had when he transferred to OSU.

"I committed to Oklahoma State today and I kind of knew I was going there before the visit. But the visit just made it clear for me," Grishby explained.

"I loved the visit and it was all good. Alex was my host and it was good to see him again. Last night was really great at the dinner. Steak and chicken and shrimp, and then we went out and checked out the town. It's a great place. It is definitely a move up from junior college."

Grishby said he was being recruited by Iowa State, Kansas State, West Virginia, Arkansas, Texas Tech and South Florida.

He really was under the radar screen in that until he showed up playing at Blinn this season and earning postseason honors nobody knew about him. Yes, a lot like Alex Elkins.

Grishby makes the Cowboys 17th commitment with another offensive line commitment expected to be on board sometime Sunday afternoon or evening, and that would close out the O-line recruiting for the 2012 class.

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