"I told Coach Henson that I was ready and that I was committing to Oklahoma State," confirmed Shawnee's Walter Boyd late this evening after a full day of school, a tune up practice for the season opener, and going to work.
Boyd was preparing for dinner and we certainly didn't want to hold him up. The 6-4, 300 pounder actually plays tight end for the Wolves, who will open up tomorrow night against defending 5-A State Champ Guthrie. Boyd said he just felt like Oklahoma State was the best place for him, and he was ready to end the recruiting.
"Earlier this summer I was just getting stuff from Oklahoma State and Tulsa. I went up to Stillwater and really liked it. Since then I've received a bunch of letters from Nebraska. I've heard from Texas Tech. My coach said Kansas State contacted him. I was also invited to junior days at Notre Dame and Michigan."
Boyd is very mobile for his size as he runs a 5.1 in the 40-yard dash. He also doubles as a defensive end, but will move to offensive guard or tackle at the college level.
Boyd becomes the 11th commitment thus far for Oklahoma State in recruiting and that includes transfer quarterback Al Pena, who is on campus after transfering from Georgia Tech. A complete list of the OSU commitments can be found below.
Oklahoma State Football Verbal Commitments (10)
Walter Boyd, OL, 6-4, 300,
5.1, Shawnee, OK
Ivory Bradshaw, WR, 6-2, 185, 4.44, Bastrop, LA
Sean Harmon, TE, 6-3, 265, 4.85, NEO A&M J.C./Edmond (Santa Fe), OK
Stephen James, 5-11, 185, 4.5, Galena Park North Shore, TX
John Johnson, FB, 6-3, 235, 4.8, El Dorado, AR
Seth Newton, Ath./WR, 6-3, 170, 4.5, Girard, KS
Alphonso Pena, QB, 6-3, 200, 4.6, Leander, TX/transfer Georgia Tech
Nathan Peterson, DE, 6-3, 240, 4.65, Tulsa (Union), OK
Robert Reid, QB, 6-4, 220, 4.5, Galena Park (North Shore), TX
Chris Simon, OL, 6-5, 330, 5.3, Waller, TX
Justin Waller, TE/DE, 6-4, 225, 4.7, Ponca City, OK