Recruiting: Cowboys Add Lineman To 2011 Class

Oklahoma State's coaching staff is wasting little time in putting together its recruiting class for 2011. Isaac Maselera, one of the top juniors in the state of Oklahoma, gave Cowboy head coach Mike Gundy a verbal commitment last week, and OSU received a commitment from one of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Texas on Tuesday.

Travis Cross, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound junior left tackle from Plano (West), Texas, has become the second player to join the OSU Class of 2011, Plano West head coach Mike Hughes confirmed Wednesday morning.

"I heard this morning that Travis has committed to Oklahoma State," Hughes said. "I'm a little surprised because I didn't think he would commit that early, but I'm glad he did to get it out of the way. Oklahoma State was really recruiting him hard, and did a good job on him."

The Plano West head coach said that "everybody was recruiting him." Notre Dame, LSU, UCLA, Syracuse and Stanford were some of the schools who were pursuing Cross.

"Travis has a lot of athleticism. He plays well for a big kid," said Hughes. "He played guard for us as a sophomore and we moved him to left tackle this season, and he's been really good."

Hughes said Cross graded out as 94 percent in Plano West's 49-14 victory last week over Jesuit. "I think he got 10 or 12 Wolf heads," said the head coach, referring to the helmet sticker give to the Wolves for outstanding plays in each game.

"I think he's one of those guys who is just going to keep improving, and his better days are ahead of him," said Hughes. "He's a good person, a good citizen and always has a good attitude. He's a kid that the coaches enjoy being around. He's one of those guys you don't have to worry about. He's a good kid and a good student."

Cross and the Wolves, 5-3, are back in action Friday night against crosstown rival Plano East.

GoPokes.com will follow up with Hughes later today for more on his commitment.

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