Recruiting: Pratt, Family Say He's A Cowboy

Navasota (Texas) High School head coach Lee Fedora called us at 8 p.m. Sunday and reported that his former running back/linebacker Dexter Pratt is going to be an Oklahoma State Cowboy.

"He came back from his visit this weekend and sat down and discussed it with his mother and father and he told me is going to be a Cowboy," said Coach Fedora. "He said he is not taking any other visits and is not looking at any other schools. He is going to Oklahoma State."

Pratt visited Oklahoma State this weekend and the 6-2, 225-pound top Texas talent saw everything that he wanted to see. He went home and met with his mother, Sheletha Thornton, and father, Regginal Thornton, and made his decision.

Pratt is very good academically and graduated from Navasota at mid-term looking forward to getting into the college classroom and on the college field.

He had previously committed to LSU but something happened when he went to Baton Rouge, La., to enroll. He returned home and made his visit to Oklahoma State this past weekend.

According to sources close to the situation there is a discrepancy with a class on his transcript and whether it counts with the NCAA Clearinghouse. That situation is being worked out.

"We'll know more later in the week," said Coach Fedora when asked about Pratt's ability to enroll at Oklahoma State. "What needs to be done is being done and we'll know later on this week. But Dexter has decided and he is going to be an OSU Cowboy."

This past season Pratt rushed for 1,353 yards and 19 touchdowns on 180 carries as the highly regarded running back showed that his talent was ready for the collegiate level. As a junior he gained 2,054 yards and scored 20 touchdowns.

Pratt earned all kinds of honors in his high school. Coach Fedora, who will appear on Triple Play Sports at 9:30 a.m. Monday, said Pratt was first team All-District, Navasota MVP, and Honorable Mention All-State. As a junior he had quite a few more honors. Pratt is a Super Prep All-American.

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