Averette Says Yes To Cowboys

One day after leaving from an official visit to Oklahoma State, Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College linebacker Devante Averette called the Oklahoma State coaching staff to tell them he is now committed to being a Cowboy. Averette confirmed the verbal pledge with a text message to Go Pokes around noon Monday.

He will have three years to play two seasons and he is on track to be a mid-term signee allowing him to enroll for the spring semester and be on campus for spring football.

Previously committed to West Virginia, the 6-1, 230-pound Averette, who is very fast for his size with a forty clocking that is sub 4.5, told Go Pokes Sunday night that he would be calling the OSU coaching staff and his recruiting coach (defensive coordinator) Glenn Spencer in the next two days to further discuss his situation. Averette wasted no time and he had said he was thinking as much.

"I think this is it," said Averette on Sunday. "I think my recruiting is over and that Oklahoma State is where I'm going to be. I just feel like it is exactly the right place for me to be. I love it there."

Averette, originally from Melvindale, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, has 4.45 speed. As a freshman, he had 79 tackles with 3.5 sacks and 15 tackles for losses. He has 62 tackles so far this season with 47 of those unassisted. He also has two sacks, 18 tackles for 60 yards in losses, and a fumble caused and another fumble recovered.

It's safe to say that those rash of turnovers forced by the Oklahoma State defense in the second half of the Kansas State game had an impact on him as he saw himself out there making plays like a Shaun Lewis.

"It went great," said Averette of the visit. "I loved it, all of it. I loved everything from the people to the food to the atmosphere. It was real cool. I could see myself on that field making those big plays that were being made on the field."

Averette is the 22nd verbal commitment for the Cowboys in their 2014 class. He is also the fourth linebacker commitment in the class. This week Ellsworth plays North Dakota School of Science.

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