Recruiting: Bereuter's Trip Eases His Doubts

Jeff Bereuter admits that he had been having some second doubts about his commitment to Oklahoma State. It was way back in May that the 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker from Irving (Texas) MacArthur gave the OSU coaching staff his verbal commitment. But in recent weeks he'd begun to have second doubts. Read how Bereuter's official visit to Stillwater this past weekend made an impact on the standout Texan.

"It was kinda like getting recruited again," Bereuter said of his visit. "I'd kinda been second guessing myself about my commitment, but going there this weekend reassured it for me. Oklahoma State is where I want to go."

Bereuter says hearing other players talk about their upcoming trips and the recruiting process made him to begin rethinking his decision. "I think it was because I have been committed for so long, and I began hearing other people talking about going on trips ... I just wanted to make sure I made the right decision," he said.

Although he still plans to join MacArthur High school teammate and Cowboy commitment Justin Gent on a trip to Texas Tech in two weeks (Dec. 16). "I want to go on one or two trips just to make sure. I want to go to another school and compare, and make sure that Oklahoma State is the one," Bereuter said.

Bereuter was hosted by Clint Coe, a transfer from Troy who will be eligible next season, and spent time visiting with some of the current and former Cowboy players. "I've been to OSU three times on unofficial visits so I just wanted to get a chance to talk to the players and see what they had to say. Clint said that they treat the players real good," Bereuter said. "He said that the coaches genuinely care for the players. I also got to talk with Coach (Todd) Bradford (the Cowboy linebackers coach). I got to visit with some of the players, including some of the linebackers who were seniors, and everyone had real good things to say about him."

Bereuter added that he visited with a couple of other recruits, including Waco (Texas) University standout Perrish Cox and Jersey Village (Texas) standout Patrick Lavine, who committed to OSU over the summer. "I talked to Patrick Lavine a lot. Although he's got some big schools after him, he said he's done looking around. Then Perrish Cox was talking and saying this is the best place he's been so far."

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