Bond is Oklahoma State's first commitment

Eight Man Discovery Is Cowboys First Commitment Oklahoma State's first commitment toward the 2005 recruiting class is Garber offensive lineman/tight end Brady Bond. Bond is 6-7, 260 pounds, and was discovered in the Cowboys summer camp last summer. The coaching staff was immediately impressed with his size, mobility, and intelligence. He has played tight end in high school, but he projects as an offensive tackle at the college level.

In this day and age of information on recruiting and prospects, Brady Bond was way under the radar screen going undiscovered by every major (and minor) recruiting website. He and his father were at Oklahoma State's Junior Day in March and were offered a scholarship and accepted at that time. The only reason I discovered Bond and his commitment was by attending Junior Day as a parent. Since the young man is a discovery recruit that no other schools seemed to have uncovered, I felt it was prudent not to report the news until it was released through some other avenue. Garber coach Mark Harmon has reported the commitment to some other media sources, and I was asked about it on this board.

Now it is out there. Bond will take work converting from eight-man football to the 11-man version and the level of competition will be a monumental jump. He is very strong naturally from working on his family's farm. He is a smart player and should use his abilities to make the conversion.

Bond is set to attend the Cowboy football camp again this summer on JUne 4-6. His family has solid Oklahoma State connections and he is a solid commitment to the Cowboys

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