Tyler Lacy becomes the first defensive end to commit to Oklahoma State in the 2018 recruiting class and the eighth commitment overall in the class of 2018.
One day after spending the afternoon on the Oklahoma State campus with his family for an unofficial visit Sachse, Texas defensive end Tyler Lacy made it public that he committed verbally to the Cowboys.
"I committed to Oklahoma State," Lacy admitted on Saturday evening. "I just don't want it to be out until I have a chance to talk to the other coaches that recruited me from the other schools and tell them.
Go Pokes has a policy of keeping prospects commitments quiet when asked, so that they can communicate their decision to either family and friends first or, as in the case with Tyler Lacy, to other coaches that are recruiting them.
His commitment Tweet message on Sunday read:
"First and foremost I give all praise to God for blessing me with the opportunity and the talent to play football at the next level. I would like to thank my family and coaches for all of their support along my journey. And to all the coaches and recruiters that believed in me, I would like to thank them as well. After many discussions with my family and close friends, I am blessed to say that I will be committing to Oklahoma State University where I will be a Cowboy! #pistolsfiring #gopokes."
The 6-4, 238 pound Lacy was back at the Oklahoma State just two weeks after being there for the spring game and on that weekend we reported he received a scholarship offer from the Cowboys staff. Lacy and his family felt so strong about that offer that they made a trip back to Stillwater on Saturday and he said it was with the intention to commit.
They arrived a little before noon and met with head coach Mike Gundy before going on a tour as a family of the football facilities and the Oklahoma State campus and then also spending time with Oklahoma State defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements. They did a little souvenir shopping as most players and parents tend to load up on some stuff when there is a commitment. They also ate at Eskimo Joes before leaving Stillwater.
"It went really well," Lacy said of the visit before actually saying he committed. "We toured the campus and I got to meet with the academic advisor and then we met with Coach Gundy and with Coach Clements."
Lacy is an athletic defensive end with sub 4.8 speed for a big frame. Last season at Sachse, he had 34 total tackles, but 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Physically, he matches up what Oklahoma State looks for and usually winds up with at the defensive end position. OSU tends to go for the lighter and more athletic defensive end prospects. He also has scholarship offers from Arkansas State, Colorado State, UConn, SMU, Houston, North Texas, and Texas Tech among others. He is also being recruited by TCU and Texas.