Recruiting: Rush Becomes Third Cowboy Commit

The Oklahoma State Cowboys gained their third commitment in recruiting on Thursday, May 25, from offensive lineman Jonathan Rush of Killeen, Texas. Rush answered the phone on Thursday afternoon and when asked how he was doing said, "Great."

"I committed to Oklahoma State this morning," said the 6-4 ½, 271-pound Rush. "I was talking to Coach (Doug) Meacham from Oklahoma State and told him. I told all my parents, all my coaches at school, and pretty much everybody. I never had my mind set to committing early and was going to take it as it came, but this was the right decision. I know it was the right decision."

The natural question is what made Oklahoma State the right decision? "I pretty much had my mind made up when I went up there and visited a month ago," explained Rush. "It was the coaches, the town, everybody was so friendly, the facilities were great, and it just felt like home to me."

Rush said he likes his reputation of being a smart player. He is equally as good blocking the pass and the run, and has good feet and gets a good jump off the ball taking on defenders on their side of the line of scrimmage.

"I always know my plays and I don't do stupid things," said Rush. "I have always worked hard on fundamentals."

Rush said he has been getting a lot of mail. The main schools recruiting him include TCU, SMU, Houston, Arizona and Colorado State. Besides having an offer from the Cowboys he also received offers from Arizona and Houston.

It doesn't hurt that he plays two other sports as he wrestled and also throws the shot put and discus in track. Rush has a bench press max of 300 pounds and a squat max of 550 pounds.

Rush joins offensive lineman Jason Hannan of Waxahacie, Texas, and defensive lineman Tyrell Higgins from Schertz (Clemens), Texas, as the three early commitments so far for Oklahoma State in football recruiting.

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