Recruiting: Calvin Mickens Jumps to OSU

Beaumont (Texas) Ozen defensive back and wide receiver Calvin Mickens visited Oklahoma State over the weekend and by the end of the visit made a change in his commitment from Nebraska to Oklahoma State.

The 6-2, 185-pounder will likely play defense and probably cornerback at Oklahoma State. Why did he change from the Huskers to the Cowboys?

"It's closer to home," Mickens said from Love Field in Dallas on his way back to Beaumont. "Also, I knew one of the OSU coaches, Vance Bedford. He is from my hometown and played at my school, so that is cool to be playing for him."

Mickens had been committed since October to Nebraska after making an official visit on a football weekend with his high school teammate Wallace Franklin. Mickens has excellent speed with a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash.

This past season he earned honors throughout the Golden Triangle area as he had 13 receptions on offense for 360 yards and four touchdowns. On defense he had 62 tackles with four interceptions and an amazing 10 blocked field goals. A talent he'll surely be asked to duplicate in the Big 12.

Mickens becomes the second player who visited this weekend to make a verbal commitment to the Cowboys. Georgia Military College defensive tackle Larry Brown (6-3, 290) told the OSU coaching staff he would like to make a commitment midway through his visit on Saturday.

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