Recruiting: Cowboys Add a Cornerback

Oklahoma State football fans were getting a little anxious in recent weeks since running back Jeremy Smith was the only commitment for the Class of 2009. But when it rains, it pours. Just hours after standout offensive lineman Brandon Webb gave the Cowboy coaching staff his commitment, OSU received a verbal from a standout cornerback from North Shore High School in Galena Park, Texas.

Andrae May, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound corner, confirmed to's Robert Allen this afternoon that he verbally committed to the Cowboys. He also was recruited by Nebraska, Arkansas, Southern Mississippi and Idaho.

"My Mom, Dad and I had been talking about it for a long time. They told me it was up to me. That it was my decision to make," said May, who had one interception as a junior because he was so good as a junior that teams would not throw to his side of the field.

"I picked Oklahoma State because I liked the the school, coaches and the way they do things, and the facilities," Mays said. "The school overall was a good fit and they have a good football team."

Mays, who runs a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, says, "As a player, I can use my height. I'm usually taller than a lot of the guys I cover, and with my height and speed I'm able to keep a receiver from making plays.

"We haven't run 40s in a long time but the last time we ran I ran a 4.5, but I think I'm faster now."

May becomes the third Cowboy commitment, joining Webb and Tulsa (Union), Okla., running back Jeremy Smith.

All verbal commitments are non-binding until they sign a letter of intent on Feb. 4, 2009.

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