Crabtree Gives OSU Another O-line Commit

We hinted over the weekend that the commitment of Killeen, Texas safety Deric Robertson could be a precursor to a number of Oklahoma State commitments. A number of commitments often occur as the coaches come off the road from the evaluation period. Zach Crabtree, a 6-7, 265-pound offensive tackle prospect from Mansfield, Texas, gave his verbal to the Cowboys on Tuesday.

"Yes sir, I picked up the phone this morning and called Coach (Joe) Wickline and told him I was committing to Oklahoma State," said a very ethusiastic Crabtree when asked if he had made a decision.

So did Crabtree spend a lot of time over the holiday weekend thinking about what he wanted to do?

"Yes sir, I went to Baylor (unofficial visit) on Friday last week and I was thinking about Baylor, and I also had a scholarship offer this weekend from Ole Miss and I was thinking about them," continued Crabtree.

"OU had asked me to wait to make my decision, and as I was thinking about all these things the same though kept coming back to me and that was that Oklahoma State was the place for me. They have great people there in coaches and players and I really like the place. That is where I need to be, so I called up and made my commitment," he said.

Crabtree is a very athletic blocker that moves really well for being 6-7. A lot of that has to do with his playing basketball. At the same time that is why he has not lifted as much and has not tested for a max on his bench press and squat in a while.

"This summer I am going to workout, do a lot of lifting, get better and get stronger," he said. "I am going to the one-day camp (Wednesday) at L.D. Bell (high school) that the Oklahoma State coaches are going to be at."

Crabtree just finished up spring football last Thursday and said it went well. A lot of coaches came through to see him and Mansfield teammates such as safety Georga Baltimore, running back Kenneth Burks, and center Austin Davis.

Crabtree has offers from Baylor, Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi, San Diego State, SMU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Utah State, and Washington State.

"Spring football went well," said Crabtree. "The game last week was good on both sides of the ball. I think we'll be very good this next season."

Crabtree becomes the fifth commitment for Oklahoma State and the second offensive lineman joining St. Louis, Mo., private school standout Jack Kurzu.

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