Recruiting: Hannan Becomes First Commit

Oklahoma State gained its first verbal commitment for the 2006-07 football recruiting campaign on Sunday when Jason Hannan, who visited the campus unofficially for the major scrimmage on Friday, told OSU assistant coach Curtis Luper he had decided he wanted to be a Cowboy. The 6-3 1/2, 280-pound offensive guard out of Waxahachie, Texas is already a two-time 4A-15 all-district selection being named first team as both a sophomore and a junior.

"I'm a Cowboy," Hannan said via phone on Sunday night. "The whole place is perfect. It is perfect for me right now with all the facilities, but with the money they are spending it is going to be that much nicer. For me it is just the place to be. I really like the people, coaches, players ... everybody."

Hannan said he will definitely be an offensive guard in college. He has good strength with a 325-pound bench press max, a 450-pound squat max, and last summer he had a vertical jump of 24 inches. He also throws the shotput at Waxahachie.

Houston and Baylor had already offered Hannan, along with Oklahoma State, and he said he was being recruited by Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Colorado State and UTEP.

Sometimes early commitments can be tenuous, but Hannan has already visited the OSU campus unofficially twice and his enthusiasm sounds so sincere that this first commitment is very strong.

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