Recruiting: Cowboys Add Another O-Lineman

It took over two days for Eli Dickerson to do this the way he wanted to but the 6-6, 279-pound offensive line prospect out of The Woodlands (College Park), Texas says he is now officially committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

"I wanted to call Rice and tell them about it, and then I got in touch with Coach (Robert) Gillespie and I wanted to talk to Coach (Joe) Wickline but it is official I have committed to Oklahoma State," said Dickerson after his unofficial visit this weekend to Stillwater for the 24-17 win over Texas Tech.

Dickerson had been committed to Rice but had second thoughts and wanted to see Oklahoma State as the Cowboys had offered him during the summer. He was able to see everything he wanted when he and his mother and father made the trip to Stillwater for the weekend and the game with Texas Tech.

"It went really well," said Dickerson of the weekend. "I love the campus, the facilities, and the program on the whole. My mom and dad they really liked it too. They don't see any problem with it at all.

"Academics were a highlight as I had a good experience talking to the academic advisor. I could tell they are very serious about academics there and I will get the education that I need at Oklahoma State. I'm kind of looking at dietetics and food sciences as a possible major."

You have to give credit to Dickerson to for how he handled his business in making the switch. The standout linemen that had a really strong senior campaign for College Park High School told Oklahoma State coaches that he would call them back in the next few days after he got home.

"I wanted to do this right, so I waited to commit until I got home and had a chance to talk to the Rice coaches," said Dickerson. "It was hard to do and the Rice coaches tried to make me feel guilty when I talked to them. Then late last night I got ahold of Coach Gillespie to tell him."

Dickerson said now his high school season is over that he is working out in the afternoon and that he would probably throw the shot put for the track team in the spring. He will make his official visit to Oklahoma State likely in December as the Cowboys make their bowl preparations.

Dickerson projects as an offensive tackle prospect.

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