Cowboys Receive Commitment From Stillwater Lineman

Go Pokes has learned that Stillwater offensive lineman Jacob Secrest has been offered and accepted by the hometown Oklahoma State Cowboys. The 6-5, 280-pound Secrest gave the Cowboys his verbal pledge on Monday.

Secrest, a recruit who has been ignored by some recruiting experts, made a strong showing at the one day prospect camp OSU held on its practice field two weeks ago. He showed very good agility and mobility for a big man.

"It's a good school and it's close to home," said Secrest of nearby Oklahoma State. "I get to play bigtime football close to my friends and family. I have two younger brothers that I am very close to and now I get to stay close to them and continue to be an influence for them."

Secrest was also offered by Kansas and Tulsa. He will play both offense and defense for the Stillwater High School Pioneers this season, but will be an offensive tackle at Oklahoma State. He has a 315-pound bench press, a 430-pound squat max and he has a 21.5-inch best on the vertical jump. Academically he is a qualifier with a 3.0 GPA and a 22 on the ACT.

Secrest becomes the seventh verbal commitment for Oklahoma State and the second offensive lineman (along with Trent Perkins of Alice, Texas.) Verbal commitments are nonbinding and don't become official until a letter of intent is signed on Feb. 1, 2006.

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