Recruiting: Garner Changes Commitment To OSU

We could sense something from Grant Garner's voice on Saturday when we spoke to him by telephone while he was still in Stillwater after checking out the Cowboys win over Baylor. Now a few days later the Mesquite (North), Texas, offensive center/guard prospect has changed his commitment to Oklahoma State from Iowa State.

"Yes, I committed to Oklahoma State last night to Coach (Todd) Bradford," said the 6-3, 265-pound Garner. "I talked to the coaches at Iowa State and told them, but it didn't take too much time for me to decide I wanted to be at Oklahoma State."

Garner had committed to Iowa State and Dan McCarney this summer but last week when the Cyclones head coach was forced to resign things changed. Garner, who had been hearing from other schools all fall, decided to "start from scratch," he said.

In reality he really didn't start from square one. He and his parents were at Boone Pickens Stadium for Saturday's game and saw what they needed to see.

"I liked everything," said Garner, who is considered one of the top center/guard prospects in Texas. "I really liked how close the guys were and how they are committed to winning. My parent liked it a lot, and they really liked the aspect that I would be closer to home."

Asked if he was still going to be looking around Garner was as solid as you can be. "I'm done," he said. "I'm definitely a Cowboy."

Garner, who is a good student, said he would likely come in undecided on a major as a freshman, but thinks he wants to get into coaching and history. Initially Garner was recruited by OSU, Texas A&M, TCU, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Texas Tech and Iowa State.

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