Recruiting: Maeweather Commits To Cowboys

The Oklahoma State Junior Day from last weekend continues giving as the Cowboys now have commitment number four in the 2010 recruiting class and it comes from a really good athlete in a really strong recruiting area for the Cowboys. Linebacker Stephen Maeweather of Houston (Sharpstown), Texas, called OSU head coach Mike Gundy on Wednesday afternoon to tell him he wanted to be a Cowboy.

"Yes sir, I called Coach Gundy and I told him that I wanted to be a Cowboy," said the 6-3, 215-pound speedy linebacker. "I told Coach Gundy I was committed to the Cowboys."

Oklahoma State had been recruiting Maeweather very aggressively. He came up to Stillwater with his coach Gary Gutierrez of Sharpstown and teammate, quarterback/athlete Sam Carter. A three-sport athlete that just finished basketball season after averaging nearly 12 points a game and will also compete in track, Maeweather said it was what he saw and learned last Saturday that made the difference.

"I talked to my mom when I got home and she kept asking me, 'Are you sure? Are you sure?' I said I was," recounted Maeweather of his path to making a commitment.

"I had seen what I liked on my Junior Day at Oklahoma State. I told my mom that. She's really proud of me. I liked the facilities and really, more than anything, the players and the people around them because they are all close, tight knit. I stayed for the basketball game (OSU vs. Texas) and those fans are rowdy."

Maeweather is pleased that he can pursue his major of choice in physical therapy.

Maeweather is a strong talent that repeated on the all-district team this season. This year he was first team All District 21-4A at linebacker after earning the District Newcomer of the Year honors in 20-4A in 2007. This past fall he had 94 total tackles with five sacks after running up 76 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions, and five fumble recoveries as a sophomore.

In recruiting Maeweather had heard from OU, TCU, Houston, Texas Tech, Baylor, Nebraska, Missouri, and a few others in addition to Oklahoma State. The scholarship offers were really starting to come in with TCU, Houston, Texas Tech, and Baylor reported so far and more definitely on the way.

Maeweather represents the rangy type of linebacker that can excel these days in the Big 12 Conference facing multiple spread offenses.

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