Recruiting: Standout Receiver Picks Cowboys

The Oklahoma State commitment list continues to grow with the addition of a standout wide receiver from the state of Texas. caught up with the Cowboys' 18th commitment early Saturday evening, and visited with him about his decision to pick OSU over the likes of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon and Boise State.

Adrian Richards, a speedster from Mesquite, Texas, who runs a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash, committed to the Cowboys on Friday.

"I committed yesterday," said Richards, who indicated earlier this week that he wanted to visit with Mesquite High School head coach Steve Halpin before making a decision. "I wanted to talk to him first, and we had a good visit. I just wanted to make sure of what was going on, and talked to him about official visits and whether I was going to take them."

Richards said he got the answers he needed from Halpin and then made the call to Cowboy assistant coach Todd Bradford.

"It's a solid commitment. I'm not going to visit anywhere else," said Richards, who has made two unofficial visits to Oklahoma State and hopes to make an official trip during the football season.

Richards caught 50 passes for 704 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior. He was selected first-team all-district and junior all-state. He also is listed as a top wide receiver prospect in Texas Football Magazine. He has a 205-pound bench press, 335-pound squat max, and can power clean 200 pounds. In addition, he competes in track and was a member of Mesquite's 4x100 relay team.

Richards was asked to describe himself as a player for Cowboy fans who haven't seen him play. "I'm an all-around playmaker, whether it be catching the ball as a receiver or returning kicks. I want to make plays. I'm an all-around player."

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