Ravian Pierce told me that he had been watching Oklahoma State play several weeks ago and was daydreaming about how that could be the place he would fit in with the offense, with the campus, and with the team..
"I was watching the Cowboys play and I really could see myself playing for them," said the 6-4, 230-pound tight end/jumbo receiver from Southwest Mississippi Community College. "Then a few days later I got an offer. It was really out of nowhere, but I thought that somebody must have been looking out for me because I've been disappointed in my offers recently."
Ravian Pierce visits Stillwater this weekend for the Texas Tech game and he will arrive on Friday.
"Yes sir, I can't wait to get there and actually make sure of the facilities and how good they are and establish a good bond with the coaches," said the native of Plantation, Florida. "I want to watch plays and see how they use the tight end. You know make sure it fits me as well as I've been thinking it will.
"I saw the game last week and the 54-yard touchdown to the tight end. If that was me, I would have been in the end zone too. I just want to have a great time and meet the players and the coaches."
Pierce has over 15 offers including the likes of Tennessee, South Carolina, and LSU where he was last weekend to watch the Alabama-LSU game. He plays much of the time, on video, like a big wide receiver lining up outside, slot, wing, and attached to the offensive line.
This past season the Bulldogs only finished 2-7 but Pierce caught a whopping 50 passes for 426 yards (8.5-ypr) and two touchdowns. As a freshman last season he had 27 catches for 207 yards and three touchdowns.
The native of powerhouse Plantation, Fla. High School committed to Mississippi State out of high school. He shows really good speed for his size and lining up outside is really capable of running vertical and he can high point the football. He made a lot of his receptions over the middle and displayed really good moves and ability to pick up yards after the catch. He is involved in the quick game passes and never is brought down by just one defender. He catches balls well in coverage. His blocking is good from a hustle standpoint but he is not a dominating blocker.
Pierce said he doesn't have a great weight program or meal program there at Southwest Mississippi, but he looking forward to seeing both at Oklahoma State. He sounds very much like he is strongly considering the Cowboys.