Bowie Connection Comes Through Again

Oklahoma State tapped into the successful football program at Arlington (Bowie), Texas a year ago by signing wide receiver Montra Nelson and defensive tackle Diamonte Wheeler. Now we have confirmation from Bowie athlete Quentin Sargent has pledged to the Cowboys as a member of the Class of 2011.

We do know that Sargent has had Oklahoma State at the top of his list for several weeks since we last spoke with him. Oklahoma State had offered along with Auburn, BYU, Houston, Kansas, SMU, and Texas A&M. Sargent had said that Oregon and Vanderbilt were actively recruitig him as well.

The 6-0, 185-pound athlete has played primarily defense but could play other positions and may this season. Last year he had 35 total tackles with 19 of those being unassisted. He had a monster game against powerhouse Dallas Skyline with 17 tackles. He also had a fumble forced. He told us that he had a 4.49 clocking in the forty and also has a 30-inch vertical.

Quentin went to bed early Wednesday night after making his pledge earlier in the evening to OSU head coach Mike Gundy.

In our previous conversations with Quentin we've come to the conclusion that he is a very humble and unassuming young man. He is the son of Homer Sargent, who was a high school football standout in his day at Arlington Sam Houston.

Homer Sargent said he was most proud of Quentin being humble.

"He did commit to Oklahoma State earlier tonight and I am very proud of him. I needed athletics when I was in high school, but I wanted to raise my children so they would not be identified by athletics," said Homer Sargent, who starred at linebacker in his high school days.

"My daughter was an All-American basketball player at Sam Houston and I'm just saying that Quentin is a better athlete than myself and my daughter rolled into one. Other than my boxing ability, he is better in every way. I played with Ronnie Burns, who was an All-American and a big time hitter and I believe Quentin hits harder than Ronnie did," Homer Sargent added.

Homer Sargent said he was especially proud of Quentin for his work in the classroom and his overall team atttude in football.

"He was a running back in eighth grade and scored a lot of touchdowns," added Sargent of his son. "He was on a select team and was nmed a select All-American. His coach asked him to move to free safety and he didn't hesitate. Now the way he plays and hits, he is on the right side of the ball."

Besides being a big hitter and having excellent skills in the secondary, Sargent is also a very talented kickoff and punt return speciaist.

Sargent becomes the 16th commitment for Oklahoma State in what is an impessive list of pledges for the 2011 recruiting class. He is the second Oklahoma State commitment this week, joining offensive lineman Devin Davis from Nacogdoches, Texas, who gave his verbal commitment to Gundy on Sunday.

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