Jenks' Stoner Excited To Be A Cowboy

Wide receiver Dillon Stoner of Jenks, Okla., waited less than a week since picking up a scholarship offer last week during the Cowboys high school camp and his unofficial visit to Stillwater to make up his mind. Stoner announced Wednesday via Twitter that he was committing to Oklahoma State.

"It's a done deal," Stoner said of his commitment to the Cowboys. "I felt like it was the best place for me and the best fit for me as a football player and a person. I'm excited to be a Cowboy."

Stoner becomes the second player from the powerhouse Jenks High School program to be on the Oklahoma State roster. A former teammate of Stoner's at Jenks in safety Dylan Harding is a current Cowboy. Those two are good friends and Stoner played safety during Harding's senior season at Jenks and then last season caught 35 passes playing wide receiver on offense for 594 yards and six touchdowns.

Harding committed the summer before his senior season and now Stoner does the same thing for a very similar reason.

"Absolutely," Stoner said when asked if he was committing to get recruiting done and over with prior to his last season as a Jenks Trojan. "Now I can focus on my senior season and on my teammates and doing the best I can do for Jenks. I feel pretty good about our team for this coming season."

Stoner also confirmed that offense and receiver is the side of the ball that Oklahoma State is recruiting him to play on.

"Offense, yes sir," answered Stoner. "I've been recruited by wide receiver coach Kasey Dunn and that is the position that I worked out in camp."

The 6-0, 180-pound Stoner said it's been an exciting day. "Yeah, real exciting," he said. "My phone has been blowing up since the word got out. I'm having fun."

Stoner is the eighth commitment for the Cowboys in the 2016 recruiting class and he is the second wide receiver to commit to Oklahoma State along with Tyrell Alexander out of Lancaster, Texas.


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