Recruiting: Maeweather Says He's All OSU!

Okay, there's been talk lately, mainly on the Internet, that linebacker Stephen Maeweather of Houston (Sharpstown), Texas, one of Oklahoma State's earliest commitments, might be a soft commitment. I think you can put that one to rest for the summer based on our conversation Thursday with Maeweather.

"Yes sir, I'm still hearing from other schools," said Maeweather. "Did I tell you about the UCLA offer? They were the last one.

"I'm still committed to Oklahoma State. That is where my mind is. I made my mind up on Oklahoma State. My coach says he thinks based on what he is hearing that other schools will offer, but I'm committed to OSU."

Maeweather is one of three linebackers committed to OSU as Celina, Tex. standout Caleb Lavey of Celina, Texas, and talented Kris Catlin of San Antonio (Madison) have also pledged to join OSU's 2010 recruiting class.

Among the schools the Cowboys beat out on Maeweather's pledge are UCLA, Baylor, Missouri, Houston, Purdue, Texas Tech, and TCU. The 6-3, 205-pound inside linebacker prospect also competes in basketball and track.

Maeweather is a strong talent on the football field 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.

He told me that because of the coaching change at Sharpstown they did not hold spring football.

"School went good, it ended up just fine," said Maeweather in an obvious good mood that it is summer. "Football is going fine and we did not have spring because we were trying to get our new coaches in. We'll start practice earlier in August. We've got three of the coaches in now and I like them just fine."

Maeweather said his focus this summer is on working out and getting bigger, stronger, and faster. When asked if he had a summer job, he said that is his summer job. "My mom wants me to stay focused on sports," he added.

Maeweather said he is not going to any camps, but he did say he is hoping to get up to Stillwater this summer. He had visited Oklahoma State in the spring with his former head coach Gary Gutierrez before he committed to the Cowboys.

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