Recruiting: Dickerson To Check Out OSU

With 24 verbal commitments the Oklahoma State Cowboys have only a few precious places left in the 2010 recruiting class and perhaps a couple of those might belong to offensive line recruits. The Cowboys usually take four to five offensive linemen in a class and the 2010 class just has three at this point following the addition last weekend of Jacob Jenkins out of Gilmer, Texas.

Another prospect out of Texas that Oklahoma State has its eye on is Eli Dickerson. The 6-6, 275-pound tackle prospect is athletic with a 5.1 in the forty. He is also committed but still keeping an open mind.

"I committed to Rice in the late summer," said Dickerson, who plays at The Woodlands (College Park H.S.) near Houston. "I am still somewhat open and lately I have been looking closely at Oklahoma State. I am planning on going up there a week from Saturday to see their game with Texas Tech."

An outstanding student with a 3.82 GPA, Dickerson has a scholarship offer from the Cowboys. He was also pursued in recruiting by Baylor, Colorado State, and Texas A&M. Another part of his focus right now is on finishing strong this high school season where despite a boat load of injuries College Park has a chance to make the playoffs.

"We started off the season well but then we had a number of starting players go down with injuries," explained Dickerson. "It really was depressing as we have been missing a large number of key players.

"I've stayed healthy and have really had a pretty good season. Our coach grades us out each week and I consistently scored the highest on the offensive line and have the highest average grade on the line. We have Conroe this week and our coach says if we win then we are in the playoffs."

The injuries may have been a struggle but if you can still make the playoffs it is not depressing. Dickerson said he was contemplating some form of engineering for a major, but now believes he will start out undecided until he can find his passion.

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