Recruiting: Cowboys Add Another Quarterback

One of the top priorities for the Oklahoma State coaching staff in the recruiting class of 2010 was signing two athletic quarterbacks. The Cowboy staff put two names at the top of the list, and received a verbal commitment Sunday from one of those two in Johnny Deaton. Mike Gundy received more good news Wednesday when the other quarterback also gave the Cowboys a commitment.

Gundy and Cowboy assistant coach Joe Wickline received a telephone call Wednesday from Nathan Sorenson, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound left-handed throwing quarterback from Texarkana (Texas High), Texas, saying that he wanted to make a verbal commitment, said Marney Sorenson, the player's dad.

"Yes, he made a verbal commitment to Oklahoma State today," Marney Sorenson confirmed early Wednesday evening.

Sorenson led his Texas High School team to a 9-2 record while throwing for more than 2,200 yards and 25 touchdowns and rushing for 403 yards and two TDs in 2008 while earning first team All-District 13-4A honors.

Sorenson had offers from Baylor and TCU, and also had begun receiving interest from Nebraska and Kansas, Marney Sorenson said.

"We sat down last night to talk about it. There have been several quarterbacks commit early, so we figured it was time to probably to do something," said Marney Sorenson. "We actually had trips to TCU and Oklahoma State (planned) to look around but we decided that Oklahoma State was a great fit for him.... so we decided to go ahead and do it.

"He's had several offers, and we just talked about it last night and he decided he didn't want to go anywhere other than Oklahoma State."

The Oklahoma State coaching staff made both Sorenson and Deaton aware that they were recruiting the other, and that they would be taking two quarterbacks in the class of 2010. Thus, it appears that Gundy and the Cowboy staff have filled their quarterback allotment for the class.

Although he can't sign until next February, Sorenson's dad says they are finished with the recruiting process.

"We're committed to Oklahoma State. He wanted to stay in the Big 12, and we talked about all the other potential offers that could come down the line, and he decided that Oklahoma State was still his choice," said Marney Sorenson.

"We're excited about it. We feel really comfortable with the coaching staff and we think the program is on the rise. We think they are going to do great things in the future, and excited to be a part of it."

The Sorenson family made a trip to Oklahoma State to watch the 2008 Bedlam game last November, and came away with impressed with what they saw in Stillwater.

"We visited down there I guess at the end of the year (for the OSU-OU game), and met with Coach Gundy and Coach Wickline, and got to go around the campus and really liked it.The offense fits his talents as far as running and passing."

Sorenson will begin his third year as the starting quarterback at Texas High this fall. As a sophomore, he threw for 1,826 yards and 15 touchdowns with just four interceptions.

Sorenson runs a 4.5 in the forty, and has a 34-inch vertical jump.

We'll be visiting later tonight with Sorenson, who was unavailable because he was at baseball practice.

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