Recruiting: Cowboys Add Another Lineman

The talk was Oklahoma State and offensive line coach Joe Wickline wanted to add one more offensive lineman to the 2010 recruiting class. Mission accomplished as Javius Townsend of James Madison High School in Dallas called Monday afternoon and let us know he has changed his status, switching from Texas Texas to Oklahoma State.

"I just got off the phone with the coach at Texas Tech and I de-committed from Tech," said the 6-4, 280-offensive tackle prospect. "I am about to call Oklahoma State and Coach (Jason) Jones and commit to Oklahoma State.

"My visit this weekend was out of this world. It couldn't be any better. I'm going to be very happy at OKlahoma State," said Townsend.

A two-time all-district selection at Madison, Townsend was also a second team All-State selection this season. He is a player that has tremendous raw talent that is only going to get better with coaching and better technique.

One of the reasons he really favors Oklahoma State he said is the competition he will get within the program.

"I just get the sense of being wanted," said Townsend. "I know how much better I will be than my opponents because of the competition I will face inside the program. I know I will have to be as dedicated as I can be in order to earn my position and that once you are a starter on the offensive line here then you are really ready to go against the best. It is a great situation."

Townsend got the hometown treatment as he was hosted on his visit this past weekend by fellow Dallas native defensive end Richetti Jones.

"Oh yeah, that was good because Richetti and I are both from Dallas," said Townsend. "Our two high schools are rivals in Dallas (Madison and Jones' alma mater Lincoln). So, yeah a Trojan and Tiger can get along. He is a good guy and really did good showing me around."

Townsend said the facilities, like his overall visit, are out of this world. "There is nothing like it anywhere else," he said.

Townsend said he was also impressed with the food, both on the visit as he said he liked the wings he had and the training table he said is crazy good.

Townsend said he is done. The big offensive tackle prospect had also visited Kansas after the coaching change at Texas Tech. He had visited Texas Tech back in September.

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