Recruiting: Glidden Becomes Fourth Commit

When we spoke to wide receiver David Glidden of Mustang, Okla., on Sunday night he was talking about the offer he received from Oklahoma State at the Cowboys Junior Day and how it was a dream come true after growing up an Oklahoma State fan. Glidden gave us a call Monday night to tell us the "dream come true" had now become his college football and academic destination.

One hang up, he told us that he had talked to Cowboys assistants Gunter Brewer and Doug Meacham but was still trying to contact Mike Gundy to tell him of his decision. We said call us back after you speak with the head coach.

Glidden did call us back after speaking with Gundy. It turns out that after receiving the offer on Sunday there really wasn't much of a decision to make for the speedy wide receiver.

"No, there wasn't," agreed Glidden, who is 6-0, 185 and runs a verified 4.41. "I knew what I wanted to do when Coach Gundy made me the offer, but I was in his office with my mother and my brother. I really wanted to talk to my dad and tell him. I also wanted to tell my grandparents about it. That was why I waited. I knew what I was going to do."

Glidden went on and on Sunday night about how he has grown up a fan of Oklahoma State and how he has gone to games at Boone Pickens Stadium. He added that his family is full of Cowboys fans, so it really was a no brainer. He also looks up to former Mustang wide receiver and current Cowboys receiver Josh Cooper.

"They (OSU coaches) told me that I will be playing the inside receiver, so it will be Josh Cooper and myself both playing inside," said Glidden.

"You know he (Cooper) has some records that are out of sight here at Mustang," added Glidden when told that even his high school coach Ty Prestidge compares the two receivers, Cooper and Glidden.

"It is a big relief and yes, now I can relax and play my senior season," he added. "It is nice to know where you are going and it is great that it is the school you always wanted to go to."

Glidden had a huge season in 2009 catching 61 passes for 1,046 yards and 12 touchdowns. He accounted for seven other scores as well and was named All-Big City in The Oklahoman as a special teams performer.

As a junior, Glidden had 21 receptions for 520 yards and seven touchdowns. He is also the starting point guard for the Bronchos in basketball and will lead Mustang in the first round of regionals on Friday at Putnam City West against Choctaw. He is also the centerfielder for Mustang in baseball.

As for his commitment to Oklahoma State it also comes at a good time as the Cowboys transition into a full spread offense similar to what Mustang has run during Glidden's entire high school career.

"Yes, I talked to the coaches and especially Coach (Dana) Holgorsen and we started going over some things in the offense," said Glidden. "I was really able to quickly pick up on things and felt like I had a good understanding of what he was talking about. There is a lot of similarity to the offenses."

Glidden becomes the fourth commitment for the Oklahoma State 2011 recruiting class, joining fellow Oklahoman Isaac Maselera, a defensive back out of Glenpool; Plano West offensive lineman Travis Cross out of Texas; and standout Texas quarterback J.W. Walsh out of Denton Guyer.

National signing day for the class of 2011 is Feb. 2, 2011.

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