Pat Kinnison

Kris McCune Pledges To Pokes

Kris McCune, an athletic running back/defensive back from Dallas Christian School, accepts scholarship offer from Oklahoma State.

Kris McCune is not going to be found on a lot of recruiting lists as the Dallas Christian running back/defensive back moved a year ago from East Texas but there were a few schools that found McCune. He had offers from Kansas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State before pledging to the Cowboys on Saturday on his Twitter account, @kristopherm730

"First, I wanna thank my Mom and my Dad for these amazing opportunities. I'd like to thank Coach Wheeler and the whole Dallas Christian coaching staff and the Dallas Christian School. I have made my decision to start my next level career at Oklahoma State University. #GoPokes. #Pistolsfiring. #Theseboysaintready."

Give McCune credit as he has his Oklahoma State lingo down.

McCune was very much an under the radar recruit. Last season he earned 2nd-Team All-TAPPS II honors as a running back and honorable mention on the defensive side. McCune rushed for 247 yards on just 27 carries, so he averaged 9.1 yards a carry and scored five touchdowns. His major work was done on defense. 

His athletic ability is explained with his track performances as this past spring he had a season best 11.28 seconds in the 100 meters, an impressive 20 feet, 10.5 inches on the long jump, and 42 feet, 5.5 inches on the triple jump. I don't know his vertical but you can bet it is impressive. 

McCune is the second commitment of the day for the Cowboys as LaMarcus Morton from Gilmer, a 6-1, 175-pound wide receiver, also committed on Saturday. That makes a total of 13 commitments in the class. There are six offensive commitments and seven on defense. Morton is the third wide receiver to pledge to OSU and McCune marks the second defensive back, but the first likely to be a safety. 

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