Recruiting: Cowboys Get A Wanted 'Lemon'

Normally, when someone says they got stuck with a "lemon" it's not a good deal. But if they could speak about it the Oklahoma State coaching staff would tell you they are delighted with the Lemon that committed to them this weekend. The OSU program has been pretty successful at bringing in "jumbo athletes" over the years and watching them plug in and have successful careers. Orie Lemon of Houston Yates fits that mold.

"I really liked what the coaches had to say," said Lemon. "The assistants and Coach (Mike) Gundy, who was very honest with what he thought about me and what I could do in the program."

Lemon traveled back with a rather large group of Houston area players who were in for visits this weekend, and he joined in with one of his travel mates, Angleton running back Keith Toston, in giving Oklahoma State a verbal commitment.

"The visit was great and my host was Lance Limbrick," Lemon said of being paired with a high school former teammate. "We had a chance to see everything you would need to see from the facilities to the business classes to the locker room, training room, meeting rooms. I saw all of it and I really feel Coach Gundy and the players have the program moving up."

Lemon said he had his mind made up early in the visit. He's set on being an Oklahoma State Cowboy. The question is what position will he play. The answer is possibly linebacker, but there are a lot of possibilities for a 6-1, 224-pounder with speed.

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