Recruiting: Grant Becomes 17th Commitment

You can now officially call it a "pipeline" as Oklahoma State has gone in and plucked another prized prospect out of Killeen, Texas. Last year it was Jonathan Rush, who is in Stillwater practicing for his freshman season, and now David Grant has made a verbal pledge to join Rush and the Cowboys.

The 6-6, 285-pound Grant told Go Pokes Saturday afternoon that he committed to the Cowboys over Nebraska, and it was known that Texas Tech and Houston also wanted the athletic offensive tackle prospect.

"It was just a situation that in a few years when I was into my college career I wanted to be around friends and familiar faces and for me that was Oklahoma State," said Grant of his decision. I made one trip up there on an unofficial earlier this summer, in June."

Grant said he and Rush are friends. They worked out together as teammates at Killeen. Grant is quick with a best of 4.98 in the 40-yard dash. He also has a bench press max of 340 pounds, a squat max of 490 pounds, and a vertical jump of 31.85 inches. The interesting thing about Grant is that he is still young in the sport.

"I am OK with where I'm rated, a three-star, because I haven't really played football that long," said Grant. "I grew up in New York and moved to Killeen in the middle of my sophomore year. My junior year, last year, was my first full year of football. I grew up a basketball fan."

Oddly enough, Grant doesn't play basketball at Killeen. He said he is used to the heat, saying he can handle the 100-plus degree temperatures expected all week as Killeen starts football practice next week.

"We are going to be good, real good," said Grant of his Killeen team. "We open with Ellison (a crosstown rival), and I can't wait to play Cove (district rival Copperas Cove)."

Grant is in good shape academically and said he is looking forward to majoring in culinary arts. He said he loves to invent in the kitchen.

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