Recruiting: Prince Says He's A Poke

Calling it a "very solid" commitment, Oklahoma City (Heritage Hall) defensive tackle Quinton Prince looked very comfortable at Oklahoma State at the prospect camp and on his occasional visits to the OSU campus. It turns out he was so comfortbale that he made a verbal commitment last week and it went under the radar screen.

"I committed last week," said Prince, who is listed at 6-4, 295 pounds, but at the OSU prospect camp on June 11 was measured at just over 6-3 and 298 pounds and today said he is weighing in at 296 pounds. "I lost my cell phone and I think that is why it took so long to get out. I'm getting a new one, but I'm guessing I won't be getting as many calls. I thought the school was the right fit for me, and I really like all the coaches."

Prince is a dominating player inside who certainly is capable of tying up an inside gap and two blockers, said Heritage Hall coch Andy Bogart. Bogart believes he is an All-State caliber defensive lineman that will be successful at the Division I level.

Prince said he has had a good advantage playing in the successful Heritage Hall program.

"It's been a big advantage," said Prince. "I don't think we have had a losing season in the last five or six years. The coaches here, especially Coach Bogart and Coach Warner, know what they are doing and teaching."

As a junior last season Prince had 75 tackles and 10 sacks on defense. He also plays tight end and scored two touchdown on receptions.

"I think I'm pretty good at all the techniques (at defensive tackle), but I really like stopping the run," Prince said in describing himself as a player. "I do like pass rushing too."

Prince is a hard worker as demonstrated by his performance in drills at the OSU half-day prospect camp. He was one of the best at drills in the camp. Oklahoma State won out over Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Tulsa and Colorado State.

"I really like Coach Barnes (Nelson Barnes, his recruiting and position coach) a lot," said Prince. "He really knows what he's talking about with technique. I like the coaching staff overall and the facilities are great and getting better. It's just a place where I am comfortable and kind of saw myself being there."

Prince is Oklahoma State's sixth discovered commitment, but in reality was either their fourth or fifth commitment chronologically. He is also the first in-state player on the Cowboys commitment list. He is the second defensive tackle in the class joining Tyrell Higgins of Schertz (Clemens), Texas.

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