Recruiting: Travis Cross Is Now The Recruiter

Already a commitment in the Oklahoma State Cowboys 2011 recruiting class, Plano West High School offensive lineman standout Travis Cross was one of the three Cowboy commitments that made it to Stillwater for Oklahoma State's first Junior Day on Sunday. They were joined by approximately another 120 high school standouts, easily an Oklahoma State Junior Day attendance record.

"It went awesome," said Cross, who had just finished eating dinner with his parents and the family of fellow Oklahoma State commitment J.W. Walsh.

"We just ate dinner here at B.J.'s and my parents are paying the bill. They told me to walk out here and turn on the car, so I have some time to talk," said Cross. "It was great to meet J.W. (Walsh) for the first time, meeting my future quarterback, and we are going to room together up at OSU next January when we graduate early."

That was a new revelation as it appears those two recruits will be early arrivals to Stillwater. Cross told me he is 6-5 and around 270 pounds right now. Oklahoma State is looking at him as a guard but he could wind up a tackle. He is very smart and with offensive line coach Joe Wickline anything is possible. He actually talks like a center.

"I take that as a compliment since center is the most reliable guy on the offensive line, but they have said guard. However, if I get any taller then it would be tackle," said Cross.

Cross, who said he is in offseason football right now and will soon be in track to throw the shot and discus, really enjoyed the transition he made Sunday from being a recruit to doing some recruiting.

"You know I had seen (Internet) video on a lot of these guys and then I got to meet them in person," he said. "I wanted to tell them why OSU is the right place. It is right for me and can be right for them. It is actually a lot of fun to talk to all these guys. They have the same idea on school and on coaching staffs. I can connect with them and try to see if they want to join up with us at Oklahoma State and be a part of this."

Cross is a mature young man and you can tell an outgoing person. College coaches often rave about the players in their program that are good recruiters, Oklahoma State may have one that can really recruit as a commitment.

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