Recruiting: OSU Gets Its QB For 2011

While the Oklahoma State coaching staff is anxiously awaiting Wednesday's signing day and how its 2010 recruiting class will finish, the Cowboys found out that they do have the quarterback committed for their 2011 class. Denton (Guyer), Texas standout J.W. Walsh, one of the top if not the absolute best junior quarterbacks in Texas, has pledged to Oklahoma State.

"I heard from Oklahoma State today," said Walsh, who is coached by his father, John Walsh, the head coach at Guyer. "Thursday Coach Holgorsen was here and then today they called my dad and told him they were offering me a scholarship.

"'d heard of Coach Holgorsen as he coached Graham Harrell, and they had that big time offense at Houston. Oklahoma State was one of my favorite schools. I was ecstatic. You know when I found out we were in off-season (workout) and it was hard, but when I heard about this it got easy. I called them back and told them I was committed."

The 6-3, 190-pound Walsh directed a strong Guyer team this year that went deep into the playoffs. Walsh was a unanimous selection for District 5-4A quarterback after this season. He passed for 1,764 yards and 21 touchdowns while completing 65 percent of his passes. He also rushed for 1,048 yards and 18 more touchdowns.

"I've really liked Oklahoma State all along, and Texas," said Walsh, who has also drawn attention from Arizona, Notre Dame, and OU among others. "I thought about it and there is no better place for me than Oklahoma State.

"My dad took me in his office with my mom and my quarterback coach. He knew Oklahoma State was one of my favorite schools and he was excited too. He told me since it was one of my favorite schools and they had offered and the other school hadn't then I needed to think about committing, but I had already thought that and I knew what I was going to do."

Walsh said he will compete in track this spring running in the 400 meters and the 4x400 meter relay. He said he is very excited that he will be the quarterback in the 2011 class. By the way, as a sophomore quarterback splitting time, Walsh had 1,142 yards and 10 touchdowns passing.

Walsh becomes the third commitment for the 2011 class and the trio have pledged before the ink is even on the LOIs of the 2010 class. The three commitments are listed below.

Travis Cross, OL, 6-5, 270, Plano (West), Texas
Isaac Maselera, DB, 5-11, 185, 4.6, Glenpool,. OKla.
J.W. Walsh, QB, 6-3, 190, 4.6, Denton (Guyer), Texas

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