Official Visit Is The 'Kicker' For Grogan

One of the most important recruits in Oklahoma State's 2013 class is Arlington (Martin), Texas kicker/punter Ben Grogan. With Quinn Sharp in Mobile, Ala., this week showing off at the Senior Bowl practices and preparing for a career in the NFL it is time to generate some competition and get another talented kicker and punter in the program.

The Cowboys have talent but Grogan is a big boost as the best kicking prospect in Texas and one of the best in the nation. He committed this fall and said he learned more about OSU this weekend on his official visit.

"It was good and I enjoyed it," said Grogan. "It allowed me to find out more about what life is like as a football player at Oklahoma State. I enjoyed seeing the apartments and where the players live, and then the facilities. The facilities are amazing."

Grogan said it was current Cowboys player Zac Veatch who showed him around, and he also said his parents and his little brother were with him on the visit. Grogan was being recruited by Doug Meacham.

"He left for another job and my recruiting coach now is Coach (Johnny) Barr, and he is doing a good job of keeping me up on everything and he's a good guy," added Grogan.

Grogan was the All-State kicker the last two seasons in Texas, at least on one set of All-State teams (AP Sports Editor's). He was 65-of-65 on PATs, and he is also outstanding on field goals with at least eight over 50 yards.

His most interesting kick may have come this last season and you can Google it. He drop kicked an extra point in a game. It is a lost art that once was used more often and it eliminates the need for a holder.

"My coach just wanted to do something different and he knew I could do it," said Grogan. "I have done it a lot in practice. We were way up in the game, so he called it. It was fun."


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