Carson Says He'll Be Signing With OSU

A day after reaffirming his commitment to Georgia, standout running back Chris Carson from Butler County (Kan.) Community College has told that he will now be signing with Oklahoma State. In a text to's Robert Allen on Monday, Carson said, "but after thinking over my decision, I decided OSU."

The text to Robert Allen read, "Hey, I can't do the radio show, I'm in class. But after thinking over my decision, I decided OSU. I apologize for not taking your call. I just been tied up."

Carson, a native of Lilburn, Ga., has been committed to Georgia since last August but did visit Oklahoma State with Butler teammate Antway Hadley the weekend of Jan. 24-25.

"I really liked it, the school and the facilities," Carson said when asked about his visit to OSU. "Ryan Simmons, the linebacker, and Jimmy Bean were our hosts. The facilities are all nice. The beds are really comfortable, but the locker room, I was really impressed with that because it's so big."

Carson rushed for 972 yards and nine touchdowns at Butler this season. He is a very impressive running back physically at 6-1, 210 pounds and with sub 4.5 speed. On tape he seems to be the complete package as a running back. He also catches the ball well out of the backfield.

The Cowboys were in desperate need of running backs with only two scholarship running backs on the team at this time –- junior-to-be Rennie Childs and freshman Sione Palelei, who sat out his first year on campus after suffering a knee injury.

OSU did receive a commitment this weekend from 5-8, 170-pound running back Jeff Carr from Temple, Texas. As a senior, Carr carried 224 times for 2,147 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.

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