Balous Solidifies Pledge With Visit

One of the more recent commitments in the Oklahoma State recruiting class is McKinney North defensive back Bryce Balous. Balous was committed to Kansas State, which is a good sign because of what a good job KSU does in evaluating recruiting prospects. I put the Wildcats on the same level with OSU and Baylor in evaluating potential players. Balous de-committed and changed to OSU in December.

"I had a good time, yes sir," Balous said. "I was there for an unofficial visit right after I committed. It was the weekend they were there practicing for the bowl game."

The 5-11, 180-pound Balous is big enough to be a good safety but has the kind of speed (4.4 or better) that has you thinking cornerback.

He was shown around this weekend by an athlete that is very similar in Jerel Morrow. The two also have track in common as Morrow was one of the best in his senior season in Kansas at Emporia High School. Balous told me he is in track right now preparing for the 100 meters, 4X100 meter relay, and 4X200 meter relay.

This season at McKinney North he had 163 tackles, 120 unassisted with an interception, two fumbles caused, and two recovered. He also averaged 21.9 yards on punt returns and returned one punt 83 yards for a touchdown.

As for what he was most impressed by on his visit? "Mainly the apartments because they allow the players to be independent and I like that," Balous said. "That facilities overall are great. I am good to go with the Cowboys."

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