Recruiting: Cowboys Add Big O-Lineman

The Oklahoma State summer recruiting blitz slowed down a little the last couple of weeks. But the Cowboys picked up another offensive line commitment Sunday from a sleeper prospect that attended the Cowboys satellite camp in DeSoto, Texas, earlier this summer. Dajuan Davis of Crowley High School is a 6-4, 295-pound tackle prospect that runs really well, and is an outstanding powerlifter.

"Today, I committed to Oklahoma State," said Davis when asked what his school options were at this point. "I went up to the school on Saturday to check it out and I liked what I saw. Oklahoma State was the only schools really recruiting me and so I decided to go ahead and commit.

"I was at the camp they had at DeSoto High School and I liked the coaches, liked working with them and I think I really fit there," Davis said.

Davis said he was recruited by OSU assistant head coach Curtis Luper and offensive line coach Joe Wickline. This is the second straight Cowboy commitment that Luper and Wickline have collaborated on as they both were responsible for recruiting Arlington (Martin), Texas offensive line prospect Lane Taylor, who committed last week to OSU.

Davis has a 360-pound max on the bench press, 500 pounds on the squat, and also said he has a 30-inch vertical jump. That should get the attention of the Crowley basketball coach, but Davis said his only other sport is powerlifting. Last season he played on the offensive side primarily, but said this season his head coach at Crowley, Brad McCone, has told him to expect to play both ways at offensive and defensive tackle.

"I am very competitive and a hard worker," said Davis when asked to describe himself as a player.

Davis also said he is in good shape academically and doesn't anticipate any trouble qualifying with the NCAA Clearinghouse.

While not rated in the magazine, he was listed in Texas Football magazine by his coach as the top returning player off a 7-3 team from last season.

Davis is the 15th verbal commitment for the Cowboys and the fourth offensive lineman. All of Oklahoma State's 15 pledges to the 2008 recruiting class thus far are from Texas.

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