Alexander Is First Of Pair To Join Cowboys

Word spread quickly on the sidelines at the Oklahoma State Orange-White spring football game as Lancaster, Texas four-star Scout prospect Tyrell Alexander told Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy he wanted to take a picture with him because he needed a picture to show his friends his college head coach. Yes, Alexander became a Cowboy in a photograph on Saturday.

"Oklahoma State, I've been liking them since I first visited there on Junior Day," Alexander said. "I've really been liking them a long time."

The 6-1 1/2, 170-pound Alexander plays quarterback for high-powered Lancaster. Last season he completed 49-of-91 passes for 719 yards with 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, but he ran 158 times for 1,147 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He said Oklahoma State sees him as a receiver. "Yes, they told me I would be catching passes and playing receiver," Alexander said.

He was in Stillwater with his family and was actually checked into a hotel while we spoke. He and his family will stay overnight and catch another look at campus on Sunday before heading home.

"I like the traditions and the team," Alexander said of his decision. "I like the relationship the players and the coaches have. It is like family and it feels like home to me. I also really like the facilities. It fits me as a player."

Alexander had offers from the likes of Baylor, Arkansas, OU, TCU, Texas Tech, and West Virginia. He now becomes Oklahoma State's third offensive commitment and the first that would project at the wide receiver position.

He also has an idea of what he would like to major in. "Pyschology or kinesiology," Alexander said.

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