Big Defensive Tackle Vincent Taylor Picks OSU

We said that once the evaluation period end that Oklahoma State would pick up momentum in recruiting and it came from a familiar place - San Antonio - on Wednesday. The Alamo City has been good to Oklahoma State over the years, and the Cowboys picked up recruiting pledges from safety Jordan Sterns of Cibolo Steele and defensive tackle Vincent Taylor of San Antonio Madison's Vincent Taylor.

The two pledges make it seven commitments for Oklahoma State with four on offense in wide receivers Fred Ross of Tyler John Tyler and Marcell Ateman of Wylie East. They also have commitments two offensive linemen in Jack Kurzu out of St. Louis, Mo., and Zach Crabtree from Mansfield, Texas. The other defensive player is Killeen safety Deric Robertson.

Scout and Fox Sport Next reporter Britton Lynn is on her way to Taylor's house and will have an interview with the 6-3, 270-pound defensive tackle later this evening.

Taylor said he first called defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Bill Young to tell him about his commitment. Oklahoma State coaches, including Young, Glenn Spencer and head coach Mike Gundy, had inquired recently about when Taylor though he would make a decision with offers from Baylor, Purdue, Houston, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt, and the list growing.

Taylor said he thought about it and decided Wednesday was the day, and Oklahoma State was the school.

We will also have more from the 5-11, 185-pound Sterns, who called Cowboys safeties coach Van Malone and told him the good news, and then called Gundy to inform him as well.

Sterns is working out this evening and told us through text he would call us back after he is finished.

Taylor had 153 tackles last season with 14 sacks, which are off the chart numbers for a defensive tackle. Madison is quite a powerhouse and he is a driving force on that defense. As a sophomore he had 12 sacks. Taylor has a 405-pound bench press max and can max out over 500 pounds on the squat.

Sterns finished last season for Steele with 66 tackles, 21 unassisted, and three interceptions. He also played offense and had 500 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

Contributing to this story was Britton Lynn, who has been doing a tremendous job for Scout in Central Texas and has contributed on many occasions this recruiting season on

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