Recruiting: Cowboys Offer OL Anthony

When Oklahoma State goes looking for offensive linemen they are typically looking for the taller, more rangy, and fleet of foot type of big guys up front. Offensive lineman Gerron Anthony of Tyler (John Tyler), Texas is not the taller or rangy type, but he is fleet.

"I run a 5.0 in the forty," said the 6-3, 315-pound Anthony. "I know it is listed at 5.2, but I run a 5.0. Yes, I play basketball. I averaged a double-double last season and I also had five block shots a game."

Anthony, who is a two-year starter at tradition rich John Tyler High School, said he had just gotten off the phone an hour earlier with Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline and that OSU had offered him a scholarship joining Mississippi State, Houston, Louisiana-Monroe, and UTEP.

"Coach Wickline is a real good guy and I can see myself playing there," said Anthony of Oklahoma State. "I know they invited me to that event on campus on July 25th. I can go and check out everything, the facilities. There is also a camp and I know the coaches would like to see me work out. I'm going to try and make it, but I need to see what my parents think. I need to think it through."

Anthony, who said he is spending the summer working out, has Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, and Louisiana-Monroe as his top three.

"I never really rooted for one team growing up," said Anthony. "It really kind of depended on who I knew on the team. I'm taking recruiting as it comes. I need to pick it up and get a feel for it."

In the meantime, Anthony feels like John Tyler will have a really good team this season. "I think we can make it to the state finals. Everybody is working hard and that Cudjo attitude is back," said Anthony of the Lions summer workouts.

Anthony is a strong, powerful athlete who is also reported to be very coachable. Now he's got five scholarship offers and his stock is obviously rising.

Anthony said he is looking to major in art, physical health, or biology.

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