Recruiting: Texas Speedster Picks Cowboys

One of the top priorities of the Oklahoma State football staff in recent years has been to upgrade the overall speed of the Cowboys. Mike Gundy and the Cowboy staff did that with their most recent commitment in a wide receiver who can run with the best of any Texas high school player. GoPokes.com visited with OSU's eighth commitment on Tuesday night.

Isiah Anderson, a 6-0, 175-pound wide receiver out of Wichita Falls High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, confirmed Tuesday that he had verbally committed to the Cowboys.

""Yes, I committed to Oklahoma State because they showed genuine interest in me as a person, not just a football player," said Anderson, who has run a 4.34 in the 40-yard dash. "On my unofficial visit I really liked the campus. The coaches were real with me on what would be expected of me when I got to school and on the field, and the academic advisor told me what I would need to do to get my degree.

"I was just impressed with everything about Oklahoma State," he added.

Anderson also runs track and has been timed at 10.34 seconds in the 100 meters. He competed for the Wichita Falls High track team in the 100, 200, triple jump, long jump and 4x100 relay (which qualified for the state meet). He also was a guard on the basketball team. He bench presses 215 pounds, his squat max is 365 pounds, and he has a 36-inch vertical jump.

Anderson says his academics are in good shape as he carries a 3.5 grade-point average into his senior year. "I'm thinking about majoring in engineering or history. I haven't decided which one yet," said Anderson, who was recruited by OSU assistants Todd Bradford and Gunter Brewer.

"Recruiting has been real fun. I never thought big schools like this would be interested in me. It's been overwhelming to experience," he continued.

Anderson selected OSU after receiving offers from Nebraska, Rice, New Mexico and North Texas.

Anderson becomes the Cowboys' fourth commitment in the past week, and the eighth overall.

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