Recruiting: Another Guyer Wildcat To OSU

Quarterback commit J.W. Walsh said that he has already begun recruiting for Oklahoma State, and the Denton (Guyer), Texas standout didn't have to go far to find the fifth verbal commitment in OSU's Class of 2011. Guyer High defensive end Jimmy Bean confirmed with a text message to GoPokes.com on Tuesday morning that he has committed to Oklahoma State.

Bean is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound standout defensive end who was a quarterback's worst nightmare last season for the Wildcats. He registered 60 tackles, including 27 unassisted, seven quarterback sacks and 23 hurries.

"Jimmy is a dynamic player because when he walks in the door you think of a typical Division-I speed rusher. He's long but he also has a lot of strength. He's a good football player on the edge," said Guyer High School head coach John Walsh.

"His ability off the edge to be a pass rusher is just phenomenal on the high school level," Walsh continued. "There's one particular play that I remember in my mind that I said to myself, this guy is special. A quarterback got loose down the sideline and there was somebody chasing him, and he ran him down from about 40 yards out, and it was Jimmy. It was a pretty speedy quarterback too. He brings a lot to the table."

Bean committed to the Cowboys after attending OSU's Junior Day this past Sunday.

Walsh believes Oklahoma State got a diamond in the rough in the 16-year-old junior. "He should really be a sophomore," the coach said.

"Oklahoma State is getting a guy that everybody in the country wants. I get probably three or four offers a day on him. He's getting offered by everybody. He's a high commodity right now," said Walsh, indicating that Bean had written offers from Arkansas, Houston, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Minnesota, Iowa, Arizona, Arizona State (and UCLA had indicated a written offer was coming soon).

Walsh says that Bean is the type of person that he doesn't mind sending to Oklahoma State with his son. "He's a good character kid and he has a good work ethic. That's what I told Coach Gundy. He's a solid kid, and a hard worker. He's kind of a quiet kid but he gets after it," said Walsh.

Oklahoma State's Class of 2011 now includes Bean, J.W. Walsh, offensive lineman Travis Cross of Plano (West), Texas, wide receiver David Glidden of Mustang, Okla., and defensive back Isaac Maselera of Glenpool, Okla.

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