Recruiting: Glover Changes Commitment To OSU

Standout linebacker and tight end Jared Glover of Bixby, Okla., changed his commitment this morning from Nebraska to Oklahoma State. The 6-4 1/2, 220-pounder called Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and assistant Todd Bradford Monday morning to tell them of his decision.

"They were excited, and said they were happy to have me," said Glover. "They said they were dying to get me to Stillwater."

The next call was more difficult as Glover called Nebraska defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove. "He told me they really needed me to come in because they were losing their Sam linebacker and I was the only player that they had coming in with the frame they wanted for playing that position," Glover said of that conversation. "I told him I was sorry, but that I had to do what was best for me for the next four years."

So how did the change come about since Glover had been committed to Nebraska since making an official visit there in September?

"It was a couple of weeks ago and I got a call from Michigan because they were interested and my sister was home (from Oklahoma State) that weekend," explained Glover. "She heard the call and when I got off the phone asked me if I was going to Michigan and I said, 'no, that's too far away.' We got to talking and she said that Nebraska was pretty far away and I started thinking that it was pretty far.

"I started thinking that for my family and for me it would be much better to be in school just an hour away," continued Glover. "The next week Coach Bradford called my high school coach, Coach (Pat) McGrew, and asked if I had any interest in Oklahoma State. I called him back and then my family and I went up to visit that Sunday. I met with Coach Gundy and Coach Bradford and told them I needed several days to think about it."

Glover was an All-State player as a junior in leading Bixby to the 5A state championship game where they lost to Tulsa East Central.

This season Glover suffered a torn miniscus in his knee in week five. He played with it until the eighth game when he had to have it scoped. He still finished with 85 tackles, 17 sacks, and four fumbles caused. Glover was recruited by Nebraska and is expected to fit in at the strongside linebacker position at OSU.

Glover is not only a top Oklahoma prospect in football, but he is also a very strong student with a 4.0 GPA at Bixby.

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