Cowboys Pick Up First Running Back Commit

Last time we checked in on speedster Corion Webster of Atlanta, Texas, he had returned from an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State, and he told us that he intended to make a verbal commitment during his upcoming season after narrowing it to his top three schools of OSU, TCU, and Arkansas. The decision has been moved up again ... to now, and Cowboys fans will be excited to know who he selected.

"I committed to Oklahoma State," said Webster when asked if he had made any change in his recruiting designation. "I just wanted to get committed because I was tired of all the questions."

When asked if he was tired of questions from people like me and others in the recruiting media, he said, "No, questions from everybody, from friends and just people I'm around. I was ready to get past that."

The 5-11 1/2, 190-pound Webster is a dual sport athlete who can really "rock it" or "rocket" on the gridiron or the track. As a junior last season he had 220 carries for 1,865 yards with an 8.5 yards per carry average and 24 rushing touchdowns. He is also a good receiver out of the backfield.

In track, Webster has clocked a 22.45 in the 200 meters. This season he had his best in the triple jump with a 42 feet, 1.5 inch effort. He and his teammates also had a 1:29.3 in the 4x200-meter relay and a 42.34 seconds in the 4x100-meter relay.

Webster had Oklahoma State, TCU, and Arkansas as his final three schools, but he also had offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Memphis, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.

Webster said he was recruited mostly by running backs coach Jemal Singleton and also spoke a lot with head coach Mike Gundy. He said on his visit to Stillwater he spent time talking to a couple of players.

His plans this summer are simple, plenty of working out, and he admits he will need to get some orange and agrees it will look good following the wearing of the maroon and white of Atlanta High School.

Webster is not a real talkative young man as a lot of questions simply draw a, "yes sir." He added that he plans to major in business at Oklahoma State.

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