Recruiting: Bowie Says 'Thanks But No Thanks'

It is not unusual for Oklahoma and other schools like Texas and LSU to come in late onr players that have committed to Oklahoma State, and that was the case the last few days with All-State tackle Michael Bowie of Sand Springs (Page), Okla. We had seen a report from another web site that explained how that was the situation with Bowie, and when contacted Tuesday morning he confirmed that fact.

"Oklahoma contacted me and they said they wanted to offer me a scholarship," said Bowie.

So what is his next move? He said he had just made it before we called. The 6-5, 315-pound Bowie had been actively recruited and had interest pick up as the process went along. He had previously been committed to Kansas State and Texas Tech before receiving the offer from the Cowboys.

Could he change again? "No, I told the OU coaches, 'Thanks but no thanks,'" said Bowie. "Oklahoma State is the best place for me. I really like the coaches, the facilities, and it is close to home where all of my family can come see me play. I just feel good about going to Oklahoma State, so I am done."

Bowie and the response Oklahoma State seems to be getting across the board from its committed players that have been hit on late by other schools is a strong sign. The Cowboys are seeing a solidarity that hasn't always been evident in past years. A lot of that solidarity is showing up with the Cowboys' seven in-state committed players.

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