We caught up with Adrian Wolford late this afternoon after the 6-5, 310-pound offensive tackle from Meeker, Okla., made public his commitment to Oklahoma State on his Twitter account early this afternoon.
Wolford is approaching the postseason of basketball season right now but said he was ready to get this decision off his chest and mind.
"I did commit today and I'm just down to earth, so I asked my family their thoughts and they thought it was a real good place for me, and then I prayed and prayed about it," Wolford told us.
Wolford admitted that he grew up rooting for the other Big 12 school in the state, but I loved the way he put it in that he said he rooted for "Norman." He was on the OSU campus last November for the Bedlam game. He was back for the Cowboys Junior Day in January and said that is when he got his offer from the Cowboys staff and offensive line coach Greg Adkins, and he met with head coach Mike Gundy.
"I'm all Oklahoma State now," Wolford said. "When I got on campus and saw the facilities and how friendly everybody is. I like Oklahoma State a lot better now."
Wolford is not a real cocky young man but he is very proud that he represents a first in Meeker.
"I'll be the first Division I (football) player ever to come out of Meeker," he said proudly. He also told me that he knew he would have a chance to get his education paid for and be a major college football player when he first started playing football in the third grade.
Wolford said he is really happy to get this decision made and seemed resolute on his choice and is looking forward to working out and getting ready for his senior season for the Meeker Bulldogs. He joins safety Ty Thomas out of Lubbock (Cooper), Texas as the two commitments so far for the Cowboys in the 2017 class.