Walterscheid Likes The Action

It is pretty easy to tell that Cole Walterscheid never sits still for very long. The two-time Texas Class A all-state performer has posted solid performances and earned honors in football, basketball, baseball and track. If he had the opportunity or the time during the school year, he likely could participate and stand out in a few more sports.

Walterscheid doesn't look the part yet of a Division I college defensive end, but give the 6-6, 210-pounder a little time. He certainly looked skinny when he was attending the Cowboys home game this fall against TCU.

However, Rob Glass, OSU's assistant athletic director for speed, strength, and conditioning, will tell you there's a lot you can do with a six-foot, six-inch frame. If you look at Walterscheid's father, you can imagine what the son might grow into as he matures physically in college.

The talent is there, as Walterscheid runs well and has posted some very impressive numbers, including 17 sacks the past two seasons combined, as well as 66 receptions over those same two seasons.

This winter he is averaging 11.6 points and 7.3 rebounds a game on the hardwood. He also runs the 100 and 200 meters in addition to the 4x100 and the 4x200 relays in track.

One thing about the Walterscheid family is they are all athletic, and living in rural North Central Texas, they all love the outdoors. Walterscheid talked about loving to spend time with his family and how they spend that time together.

"I love hunting and being out on the farm," he explained. "That is what we do together as a family. We like to ride four-wheelers, and everybody hunts. That is family time and the whole family is involved and we are pretty close."

Walterschied has already connected a lot with his new family, as through social networking he has been in contact with a number of his fellow freshmen, starting with quarterback Mason Rudolph. "There have been more than a few Tweets," he said.

In the spring, he has said he will likely play both baseball and track, but because it plays in heavier with his football future at Oklahoma State, there will be more of a focus on track. Considering that he is leaving for Stillwater in the summer, there also will be a focus on family and friends in Muenster.


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