Recruiting: Koenig Commits To Cowboys

Offensive line prospect Dan Koenig of Cape Coral, Fla., who was offered by nearly 30 schools including the likes of Miami (Fla), North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Nebraska, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and Florida State, has made a commitment to Oklahoma State.

Koenig made the pledge this afternoon (Friday) to Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy and co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Joe Wickline. The younger of three brothers, Dan will follow Doug and David to Oklahoma State as members of the Cowboys football program.

"That was part of it, the tradition of another Koenig coming to Oklahoma State," said the 6-6, 260-pound youngest Koenig. "First, Doug came here and had success winning football games and going to bowl games. Then David came to OSU and there was more winning, and I want to come here and the winning is going to continue, bowl games and a national championship. It is coming here."

Dan Koenig is very athletic and has played other sports at Cape Coral like his older brothers. He is the tallest of the brothers and, as evidenced by all his offers, the most highly regarded coming out of high school.

He and his parents have been on a trip the last 10 days or so checking out various schools including Clemson, Auburn, Mississippi, Nebraska, and now Oklahoma State. At one time Koenig had mentioned considering going a different way from his two older brothers, but the trip to Oklahoma State obviously changed his mind.

"I really like all of the coaches, the facilities are excellent and the campus is great," he said as Koenig had also mentioned he wanted a classic or pretty campus and that was of a high value to him.

"Coach Wickline is very well known as an offensive line coach, He made David a better player and I want him to do that for me. I like Rob Glass a lot, and as we were going around to the other colleges other strength coaches knew about him. He is really good at what he does and he showed me what he did for my brother David and what they did with Brady Bond and Russell Okung when they came in here. The apartments are really close, everything is close and they have the special beds."

Koenig said he and his parents are still in Stillwater tonight and will leave early in the morning to head back to Florida.

"I need to call all of the other coaches and thank them for their interest and for recruiting me," said the younger Koenig.

He won't have to worry about any teammates confusing him with his brother as most of the players that did play with David will be gone by his arrival next summer. It is obvious that it is important that he shares the OSU tie with his older brothers.

Dan Koenig added that he is tired from this recent tour and he is relieved to get it over and have his decision for college made.

Koenig is the 15th verbal commitment for the Cowboys and barring any additions before next week's report date, 15 commitments in the recruiting class as fall camp opens is easily a best for the program. The quality of this recruiting class is high as well.

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