Recruiting: Cowboys Lock Up Walk-on Kicker

On this last weekend before signing day Oklahoma State had at least one surprise visitor in for an official visit in Waco (Midway), Texas standout safety Ahmad Dixon. But also making the trip to Stillwater Saturday on an unofficial look around was All-State kicker Bobby Stonebreaker of Tuttle, Okla.

The Oklahoma Coaches Association first team All-State selection made 5-of-6 field goal tries this season with a long field goal of 53 yards. He was perfect on PATs and he also had an incredible 52 touchbacks on kickoffs and put two kickoffs through the uprights including one I witnessed in person.

Stonebreaker had said the two kickers he looked up to were Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts and fellow Mustang native and current OSU kicker Dan Bailey.

"I went up there today and we walked through the weight room and all the facilities," said the 6-1, 175-pound Stonebreaker. "Coach (Joe) DeForest has really been after me and told me if I walked on I would get a chance to kick and a chance to earn a scholarship. I told them today that I was good.

"I'm going to Oklahoma State. They were really happy to hear that. I'm really happy about it too."

Stonebreaker moved to Tuttle from Mustang and immediately became the kicker for the Tigers using his extensive experience in soccer and putting his technique to work in football. As for what his role will be at Oklahoma State, he said they have a plan.

"Coach DeForest said I could come in and he thought I would be the backup my first year and then after Dan (Bailey) graduates I would be the guy to kick field goals and kickoff," said Stonebreaker.

Bailey also started at Oklahoma State as a walk-on, but is now on scholarship. Punter and current kickoff specialist Quinn Sharp was a scholarship player directly out of high school.

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