Cowboys Get First Tight End In Five Years

Jordan Frazier confirmed just before noon Friday that he was now committed to Oklahoma State. The 6-6, 247-pound tight end from Lighthouse Christian School in Springfield, Mo., had been previously committed to Illinois. After an unofficial visit to OSU with his parents they returned for an official visit that concluded Friday.

"Yes, I am committed to Oklahoma State," said Frazier.

Frazier revealed that his family is likely moving to the Dallas area from Missouri, and that made Oklahoma State's location much more desirable. Plus, he really liked the school and the coaches.

He said it was tough calling the Illinois coaches and telling them of his switch.

"It was very difficult to call coach (Tim) Beckman and coach (Alex) Golesh and tell them," Frazier added. "I really felt that I had to solidify where I was going to school and I really liked Oklahoma State and the whole staff. Oklahoma State is a winning program and that isn't going to change anytime soon."

Frazier also plays defensive tackle for Lighthouse, but as a tight end he caught 24 passes this season for a team that finished with an 11-2 record. Frazier's receptions covered 423 yards with a per catch average of 17.6 yards and he had five touchdown receptions. He also had 22 tackles on defense with 13 unassisted tackles and a sack. As a junior, Frazier caught 32 passes for 535 yards and five touchdowns.

Besides being committed to Illinois, Frazier was offered scholarships by Florida Atlantic, Idaho, Indiana, Liberty, Tennessee, and Missouri State. Schools like Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, USC, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin showed interest in Frazier.

He becomes Oklahoma State's 26th verbal commitment or early signee in the 2014 recruiting class.

Frazier is also a mid-year enrollee, so he told us he would turn around after returning home and be back in Stillwater on Sunday to move in on the OSU campus, and be in class to start school on Tuesday. He will participate in offseason workouts and spring football.

Frazier also becomes the first tight end commitment at Oklahoma State in five years. The Cowboys stopped recruiting tight ends right around the time Dana Holgorsen came in as offensive coordinator but have used former walk-on Jeremy Seaton as a dual-threat tight end and offensive linemen like Daniel Koenig and Zac Veatch some in that role as a tight end.

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