Recruiting: Yerry Happy To Be A Cowboy

One of the newest Oklahoma State Cowboy commitments is deep snapper Marc Yerry from Weddington High School in Matthews, N.C. We were able to catch up Monday with Yerry, a 6-3, 220-pound athlete who is ranked as one of the top deep snappers in the country.

Yerry, who also played tight end and defensive end at Weddington, was not even being recruited until he attended Chris Sailer Kicking's national snapping competition in Las Vegas just a couple weeks ago. But he sure opened the eyes of some college coaches, including OSU special teams coordinator Joe DeForest, with his performance in Las Vegas.

Yerry said he first talked to DeForest on Jan. 14 at the snapping competition in Las Vegas. He made an official visit to Oklahoma State this past weekend and then called head coach Mike Gundy to commit on Sunday night.

"It was an awesome trip," said Yerry, whose escort was current Cowboy kicker Jason Ricks. "I waited until I got home to visit with my parents but I knew that's where I wanted to go, so we called and told Coach Gundy."

Ed Susi, who coached Yerry the past three seasons at Weddington, said, "You won't get a better quality kid. He's a class act all the way around. I couldn't be more proud of him."

Susi said that several other schools began recruiting Yerry, who is ranked as the third-best long snapper in the country on, after his trip to Las Vegas. "The phone was ringing off the hook this last week," Susi said. "I was hearing from schools like Oregon, Oregon State and Virginia Tech."

Yerry was tentatively scheduled to take a trip to Virginia Tech this weekend, but called Monday morning and canceled that visit.

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