Jarrell Owens Switches To OSU

@dreamchaser_903: Just decommited from TCU! I appreciate and respect all that TCU has done! I'm fully committing to OSU. #GoPokes ... With that Twitter message Sunday morning, Scout four-star rated defensive end/jumbo athlete prospect Jarrell Owens of Palestine, Texas switched his commitment from TCU to Oklahoma State after his official visit this weekend to Stillwater.

Owens told head coach Mike Gundy and the staff on Sunday morning and then got busy on Twitter as he was being driven to Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City.

Owens, who loves to play football and also loves to hunt wild boar, apparently had a great weekend visit, and hung out with fellow Palestine Wildcat Sam Wren, also a defensive end, according to posts to his Twitter account.

Oddly enough, Owens saw more action and more honors on offense this past season. He was a second team all-district performer at fullback his junior season and then earned first team honors while exploding for more yards and touchdowns as a senior. Owens carried 81 times for 678 yards (8.4-ypc) and six touchdowns. He also caught two touchdown passes.

On defense, where he is expected to settle as a defensive end, he had 23 tackles, six tackles for loss, and caused two fumbles.

Besides his commitment to TCU since June, he also had early offers from Texas Tech, Louisiana-Monroe and Texas State. It was his play and his athletic ability that prompted Scout to rate him a 4-star recruit. Schools have come after him aggressively late in the recruiting process.

Check back to GoPokes.com as we'll have more with Owens later today.


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