Recruiting: Visiting With Mike Eargle

As reported Saturday night, Mike Eargle became the final member of the 2009 recruiting class for the Oklahoma State Cowboy football when, oops on our part, he actually did sign a letter of intent at halftime of the basketball game with Texas. Eargle, originally out of Elizabeth, N.J., was on an official visit to Oklahoma State over the weekend.

The Lackawanna College (Scranton, Pa.) athlete has played quarterback and cornerback, both in college and high school, but he will start out as a cornerback at OSU. He is 6-0, 180 pounds, with 4.5 speed and has also been a standout on punt and kickoff returns. Here is a brief conversation as we caught up with him after returned from his visit early Sunday afternoon.

GP: How did the trip go?
Eargle: The trip went good. I enjoyed the vacation. They showed me a lot of love and I really enjoyed Oklahoma State.

GP: So, we understand you decided to go with Oklahoma State.
Eargle: Yes, I signed my letter at halftime of the basketball game. Yes, I did sign the letter of intent there.

GP: When will you arrive at Oklahoma State?
Eargle: It will be June or July according to how my classes go and when I can be finished.

GP: You decided to be a Cowboy, so what impressed you to make that move?
Eargle: I really like how all the teammates there are like a family. They stick together and stand up for each other no matter. The coaching staff showed a lot of hospitality. The facilities are excellent, you are talking about $100 million facilities and even though they weren't complete you can see what the future is at Oklahoma State. I know because of all that there is so much potential in the future for OSU football.

GP: You will be a cornerback, right?
Eargle: Yes, that's right, cornerback and I am comfortable with that.

Because of the numbers there and obviously because of the late de-commitment of cornerback DeMontre Hurst, Eargle will have a chance to earn playing time as well as make a contribution on special teams.

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