Recruiting: Cowboys Add Juco Lineman

Big Anthony Morgan said he has decided he wants to be an Oklahoma State Cowboy. The 6-4, 325-pound starting offensive guard out of Navarro Junior College in Texas, and originally out of Lancaster High School in Texas, called Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline and gave him his verbal commitment.

"I just told them I was ready to be a Cowboy," said Morgan talking fast out of excitement. "It was like I've been talking a lot about it (his decision) lately. I've been talking to family and I've told them Oklahoma State is what I want and they feel good about it. I feel good about it, so it was time to do it. I feel real strong about the coaches and the place just fits me."

Morgan, who spent most of his life in Austin, played his last two years of high school football (Jr. and Sr. seasons) playing at Lancaster and he was recruited by a number of schools, including Oklahoma State.

He started last season as a freshman at Navarro and is slated to complete his junior college eligiblity this season as the starter at right guard for Navarro. This is the same junior college in Texas in which OSU signed All-American linebacker Donald Booker in this most recent class. In fact, Booker just recently showed up on campus. We wondered if that helped in recruiting Morgan.

"It did and it didn't," said Morgan. "I know that doesn't make much sense but this had to be my decision and it had to be for me."

Morgan said his last bench press max when he tested was 385 pounds and he has a squat max of 550 pounds.

He is looking to major in business or marketing or he said he might check out kinesiology. He was also offered by Kansas, Mississippi, Arizona, TCU, Baylor, Houston, Colorado State, and felt OU was close to offering. Morgan was on the Oklahoma State campus in June on an unofficial visit.

"I was looking at the depth chart, the coaching staff, and the new facilities," he said. "Those facilities are really nice, unbelievable. Coach Wickline has recruited me and we are building a good chemistry. We talk about a lot of things on and off the field. He recruited me out of high school and I felt good even though it wasn't as heavy as this. I feel real good about Coach Wickline."

Morgan said he is spending his summer working out on campus at Navarro. He intends to be ready for a potential All-American and bowl season at Navarro this fall.

Morgan becomes Oklahoma State's fourth commitment and second on the offensive line joining Oklahoma standout high school All Stater Brandon Webb out of Owasso.

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