"It's a country town and I'm from the country. It was just a great fit with the culture and the people. I really felt very much at home there," he said.
As expected, Owens was hosted during his visit to Stillwater by the Cowboys Palestine connection and defensive end in senior-to-be Sam Wren, who came to OSU from Arizona Western Junior College after playing high school in Palestine.
"You know, I've known Sam since I was just getting to high school," added Owens, who tweeted over the weekend that he and Wren were involved in a little video game action.
We also heard that Owens, who this past season rushed for 678 yards, averaged 8.4-yards per carry and had eight touchdowns, also has an interesting hobby. He likes to hunt hogs, you know the big feral hogs.
"Yes, I do," Owens answered. "It is one of my hobbies. I've been doing it for about two and a half years. East Texas is overloaded with them and the farmers want them caught."
So what is the biggest hog that Owens has ever taken down? "About 400, actually 404 pounds," he said proudly.
That ought to make tackling backs in the Big 12 seem like an easy chore. Actually, 404 pounds is a mighty big hog.
Owens said he has a signing ceremony scheduled for Wednesday morning in Palestine. In fact, checking with virtually all of the Oklahoma State commitments the majority plan ceremonies for mid-morning to lunch time but plan on signing early and faxing in the paperwork.