Recruiting: Cowboys Get QB In Chelf

Oklahoma State Cowboys gained their first quarterback commitment in the 2009 recruiting class Wednesday and it is Enid, Okla., standout Clint Chelf. Head coach Mike Gundy and co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer were looking for a signal caller as close in pedigree as they could find to current starting quarterback Zac Robinson and Chelf fits the bill.

The 6-3, 198-pound Chelf has good speed, reported 4.6 and may be faster. He had been committed since the summer to Tulsa but that changed Wednesday, two days before his 18th birthday on Friday and the day before his dad's birthday Thursday and dad is an OSU graduate.

"Yes, it's a really nice birthday present for me and for my dad," said Chelf. "He got to go out and buy a bunch of new Oklahoma State clothes. He knows a lot of people over in Stillwater and at OSU. It is a huge load off my mind."

Chelf said that Gunter Brewer came over to Enid High School today with an offer and he immediately accepted. Chelf has been to Oklahoma State camps and he has made a number of games this fall as an unofficial visitor despite the commitment to Tulsa. he said he did call Tulsa offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn tonight to tell him of the change.

"That was not a fun phone call," added Chelf. "Oklahoma State was just always where I wanted to be and I really liked the offense, the facilities, and the coaching staff."

In two seasons and two games (sophomore year) of starting at quarterback for the Plainsmen, Chelf threw for 4,124 yards and 34 touchdowns while rushing for 1,449 yards and 22 touchdowns. This season as a senior Chelf threw for 2,234 yards and 20 touchdowns passes while running for 726 yards and 11 scores.

"It's close whether I like passing or running more, probably passing just a little," said Chelf. "I like to get out of the pocket roll out and throw. I like the run pass option of getting out of the pocket."

When asked what is next, Chelf said he gained some advice from Mike Gundy.

"Coach Gundy told me to stay in an activity to stay competitive," said Chelf. "So now I'm either going to play baseball or run track."

He's also going to celebrate his birthday along with his dad.

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