Recruiting: Cowboys Get Another DT

The dead period may be just about to commence but the Oklahoma State Cowboys will go into it on a roll with the third commitment in the last week - and the third by a quality defensive tackle. Defensive tackle Quencey Patrick, of Columbus (Pacelli Catholic), Ga., visited last weekend and apparently had a great visit because the 6-3, 275-pounder changed his commitment from Tulane to Oklahoma State on Sunday.

"I have committed to Oklahoma State," said Patrick. "When I was on my visit to Oklahoma State it wasn't what I expected. I really enjoyed my visit."

Patrick, who finished this season with 112 total tackles, 13 sacks, one touchdown on a fumble recovery and three fumbles caused, said it wasn't that he thought Oklahoma State wouldn't be that nice. It was just that as his host tight end Brandon Pettigrew and recruiting coach Doug Meacham showed him around it was so much more than he thought going in.

"The whole campus was so impressive," said Patrick. "I really felt at home there and everybody was so friendly. I'm planning on majoring in computer engineering and they have everything that I need there."

Patrick said he was recruited through the fall by Vanderbilt, Clemson, Wake Forest, Tennessee State, Auburn and Georgia, and had offers coming from Alabama, Indiana, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State and Mississippi, in addition to obviously Tulane and Oklahoma State.

Patrick joins Galveston (Texas) Ball's Rajon Henley and Carrollton (Texas) Newman Smith's Jonathan Lewis as the three defensive tackles to commit to OSU in the last week -- making it by far the best week of recruiting the big guys on the defensive side of the ball in OSU history. The Cowboys now have a total of 21 verbal commitments.

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