Recruiting: Cowboys Get Depth At Deep Snapper

Connor Sinko and his father, James, made a trip to Oklahoma State this weekend, an unofficial visit, to check out the football program. As a result it appears that the 6-4, 230-pound Sinko is set to join the Cowboys and give OSU some added depth at the deep snapper position.

"It was great. The visit was everything I could have hoped for," said Sinko, who started on the offensive and defensive lines for the back-to-back state champions at Tulsa Cascia Hall. The Commandos won the 2A title in 2007 and last season moved up and win the 3A state championship.

"The coaches were super nice and the facilities were the best. Everything was a positive. Zach Allen showed me around and he answered all of our questions about walking on and what kind of experience it was. He said it was as good a college football experience as there is."

Sinko not only handled all of the snapping chores for the Commandos, but was very effective on both sides of the football playing left tackle on offense and nose guard on defense. He earned honorable mention All-Metro honors in the Tulsa World.

As for playing in the future, Sinko, who said he grew up a Tulsa football fan, said that the Golden Hurricane blew their chance with him and that he was thinking he would play at a Division III school he liked, DePauw in Indiana or that Villanova (FCS) had shown interest. The Oklahoma State visit changed his mind.

"I've been trying to get a hold of Coach (Joe) DeForest. I'm coming to Oklahoma State," said Sinko.

Sinko has had plenty of help with his technique as a deep snapper as he attended a camp with Shane Hackey that really helped him. He has also gone to the Chris Sailer Kicking and Snapping Competition which is led by former UCLA deep snapper Chris Rubio.

Sinko added that he had a coach at Cascia Hall in Thomas Perrault that was a former deep snapper at Tulsa and he also has helped him.

Sinko will come in and compete with returning sophomore Marc Yerry and redshirt freshman Randall Arbuckle.

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