Recruiting: Cowboys Nab Another Texan

A standout linebacker prospect who attended an Oklahoma State mini-camp earlier this week became the third player in the past three days to verbally commit to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. GoPokes.com caught up with the Texas high school standout to visit with him about his commitment.

Victor Jones, a 6-1, 217-pound linebacker prospect from Richland Hills (Texas) High School, confirmed Friday that he had committed to Oklahoma State. He becomes the Cowboys' sixth commitment – joining two other Texas standouts in offensive linemen Brandon Garrett of La Marque High School and Patrick Hoog of Medina Valley High School who gave verbals earlier in the week – for the 2008 recruiting class.

"I committed to Oklahoma State today, and got an offer yesterday," said Jones, who attended the OSU mini-camp at Berkner High School on Thursday. "Told told me that were going to give me a call (when I left the camp), and Coach (Todd) Bradford called and said, ‘Me and the coaching staff are fired up and like what we saw out of you, and want to offer you a scholarship.'

"I was really excited because I had been hoping to get an offer from them ever since I had gone up there for Junior Day," Jones said. "I couldn't go to sleep last night and couldn't wait to call them back. I started to call around 10 o'lock (this morning) but thought that may be too early so I waited unitl about 11:30 before calling."

Jones also had scholarship offers from Utah, Washington State, Purdue, SMU, Louisiana Tech, Kansas and Rice.

Jones must have done somthing at the Berkner camp to convince the Cowboy coaching staff that they need to make an offer to the Richland Hills standout.

"I think I ran pretty good in the 40 (although he didn't know his time), and I covered everyone well," said Jones, who has been timed at 4.53 in the 40-yard dash in the past. "I just went all out in every drill and tried to do my best, and I think maybe that helped me stand out from all the rest."

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