Recruiting: Cowboys Get QB Commitment

Quarterback Kody Spano of Stephenville, Texas, felt he received the five-star treatment at Oklahoma State on Junior Day this past Saturday. So by the time he got home Sunday night and thought about it, he made his mind up to commit to Oklahoma State. Spano becomes the second OSU commit for 2008.

"They showed me a lot of attention," said Spano. "I know there were other quarterbacks there, but I spent a lot of time with Coach (Mike) Gundy and especially with Coach (Larry) Fedora. I was in the office with both of them and Coach Fedora was showing me how I could really fit what Oklahoma State does on offense. It was clear to me that I really could fit well in their system."

Truth be known Spano would fit well in a lot of offensive systems. The Cowboys had other quarterbacks on hand on Junior Day, but Spano was fresh off a season at Stephenville where he succeeded a legend in Jevan Snead and did it with a great deal of success. The Yellow Jackets finished 10-2 and Spano was named All-District 4A-8 and was also named the Newcomer of the Year in 5A-4A Big Country by the Abilene, Texas newspaper. He threw for 2,495 yards and 28 touchdowns and ran for another 562 yards and two touchdowns.

"Kody handled himself as well as could be expected in a high pressure situation," said Stephenville head coach Chad Morris. "It wasn't easy taking over for a quarterback that had been as successful as Jevan Snead. Kody did a great job and I expect he will be even more comfortable and play at an even higher level this next season."

Spano is 6-3, 200 pounds and has good mobility with 4.7 speed. He has a strong arm and his top highlight of the season may have come in the district-opening game with Aledo as he led his team on a game-winning drive in the final 75 seconds and finished it with a 46-yard touchdown pass roped between two defenders for the winning score.

Spano said he really liked what he saw at Oklahoma State in terms of facilities and from the players and coaches. "It was an easy place to get along," he said. "Everybody was so friendly -- the coaches, the players, even the President and the athletic director. My mom and dad were impressed with everything about the school, the campus, and the town. We really were impressed with where the players live on campus. Those apartments are great."

Spano already had an offer from TCU, in addition to OKlahoma State. There are sure to be other schools in the offering including very solid interest from SEC schools like Ole Miss, Auburn, Alabama and LSU. Judging from the sound of Spano, he has made his decision and seems very enthusiastic about being with the Cowboys.

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