Recruiting: Glover Glad To Be A Cowboy

Jared Glover is one of three players from inside the state who signed Wednesday with Oklahoma State on National Signing Day. But it didn't always look like the standout linebacker from Bixby, Okla., was going to be heading to Stillwater. Glover spoke with GoPokes.com's Robert Allen on the Triple Play Sports Radio network earlier Wednesday.

The 6-foot-4 1/2, 220-pound Glover originally committed to Nebraska but switched to Oklahoma State in December. "It came about really when I got an offer from Michigan," Glover said Wednesday morning. "We started talking about it with my family, and my sister just brought up the fact that even Nebraska was far away. (We talked about how as a family) I'd never get to see them, and the times that I would get to come home I'd have to travel so far that I'd be home for maybe a day (at the most).

"I felt like here at Oklahoma State I would be a much happier person in all areas of my life because I'd have family here and friends that I already know," the four-star recruit continued. "It just seems like a better fit for me."

Glover only played eight games as a senior at Bixby High School before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He still made 86 tackles, including 20 tackles for losses, 17 quarterback sacks, and three fumbles caused on defense. Offensively, from his tight end position, he caught 16 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns.

There's little chance that Glover will be used on the offensive side of the ball by the Cowboys, and that's fine with him. "There were a few schools who asked me, ‘Would you rather us recruit you as a tight end or linebacker?' I told all of them linebacker because it's a lot more fun for me. It's not a matter of whether the ball gets thrown to you, it's up to you whether you're going to make the play, and not the quarterback," said Glover, who is scheduled to receive his official release from doctors next week and plans to be ready when the Cowboys begin practice in August.

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