Just one day after traveling to Stillwater with his family (mother-Dana, dad-Brian, and two sisters Brianna and Abria) Jarrick Bernard out of Louisiana powerhouse Shreveport Evangel Academy told head coach Mike Gundy and he Oklahoma State staff that he is going to be a Cowboy. The 2018 safety prospect is a big kid as OSU has shown a tendency in this upcoming recruiting class to go with more size in the secondary. Bernard is listed at 6-2, 200 pounds.
He announced his commitment with a message on his Twitter account (@JBernard_28):
"To God Be the Glory. I am now committed to Oklahoma State. I would like to thank God, my parents (Brian and Dana), family, coaches, peers, and the other schools that have recruited me. #GoPokes"
Bernard was credited with 38 total tackles last season, including 28 unassisted, five tackles for loss, with three interceptions, two fumbles recovered, and a fumble forced. If those numbers seem small, especially the tackles, you have to realize the depth and the talent in the program at Evangel that allows them to play a number of athletes.
Bernard was also offered by the likes of Arizona State, Arkansas, Kansas State, Memphis, and most all of the Louisiana schools.
His commitment brings Oklahoma State to 13 verbal pledges and he is the third player to commit that projects to play in the secondary including Dallas SOC safety Kanion Williams and Brownfield, Texas athlete Jaelyn Nolan