Recruiting: Bassett Glad He Switched

Tight end prospect Cooper Bassett of Tuttle, Okla., made the switch last weekend, changing from a long-standing commitment to Kansas State back to Oklahoma State - the school he said he had "dreamed of playing for since he was eight." This weekend the 6-5, 238-pound Bassett, along with his parents, made an official visit to Oklahoma State.

"The visit solidified, justified the change I made last weekend," said Bassett. "I am so glad I made the switch. It went really good. My family and I had a blast.

"I was impressed by everything I saw. The coaches were really good. I was the only offensive player in visiting so (Larry) Fedora and all of the offensive coaches spent a lot of time with me and that was fun," Bassett explained.

Bassett was hosted by offensive tackle Brady Bond out of Garber, and Bassett said that was a good match.

"He's a lot like me, from a small town and kind of laid back," said Bassett. "I hung out with him and we had a lot of fun. I can see where I will fit in well there."

Bassett had a moderate year catching passes in a run-oriented offense at Tuttle. On defense he finished with 10 sacks and close to 60 total tackles. He did miss Tuttle accepting the Academic Football State Championship on Saturday of which he had a big part of with his 4.12 GPA.

"We won that our sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, so our parents are proud of us," he said. "I think our offensive line all had over 4.0 GPAs."

Bassett was observant of the other prospects that were in this weekend.

"It was a good group," he said. "The linebacker, Lynn Katoa out of Utah, was a real good guy and what I hear he's a real good player. They had some jucos. There was a defensive end named Bedford. I measured 6-5 and he was a good inch or two taller than me. He is a monster. There was a defensive end (LeRoy Burgess) from Georgia Military. He tipped the scales at 301 pounds and he is a big ole boy."

Bassett said he is done with the recruiting process and will now wait for his February date to sign with the Cowboys, the school he has always wanted to play for.

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