"Yes sir, I was focused in on the playoffs," Balous said.
Oklahoma State is getting a tremendous defender that loves to hit and the numbers prove it.
“My favorite part of football is laying the wood on people. There is no better feeling,” Balous stated earlier this season to the McKinney newspaper.
"This season my coach played me down in the box more and a lot of times I played like a linebacker," Balous told us about his big numbers on the defensive side.
Balous, who also had offers from Arkansas State, Iowa, and Nevada besides the Cowboys and K-State, finished his senior season with 163 tackles, 120 of those were unassisted. He also had an interception, two fumbles recovered and two fumbles forced.
Balous returned a punt for a touchdown and averaged over 20 yards a return. He also punted five times for a 43.2 yards average. In his career he had 273 tackles with 195 of those unassisted.
The Oklahoma State coaching staff weren't the only ones recruiting Balous. Cowboys quarterback commitment John Kolar out of Norman North was seen on Twitter reaching out to Balous. His own teammate and good friend, OSU running back commit Ronald Jones II, was also mentioning Oklahoma State.
"Oh yeah, he talked to me a lot and said they had a great coaching staff," Balous said. "It was really the distance because Oklahoma State is a lot closer. It is only three hours away and my brother lives in Oklahoma, only about an hour away. He may enroll and go to OSU next year.
"Also, Kansas State offered and all, but I hadn't had much contact with them and they had kind of stopped showing me attention. Oklahoma State stayed in touch with me."