Morrow Becomes Latest To Commit To Cowboys

Jerel Morrow

Oklahoma State is really needing to add some talented young cornerback prospects to its 2012 recruiting class. The Cowboys received good news from one of the highest priority recruits on their list when speedster Jerel Morrow of Emporia, Kan., made an earlier than expected recruiting decision Saturday by committing to Oklahoma State.

"I called them both (MIke Gundy and cornerbacks coach Jason Jones) earlier and I committed to Oklahoma State," said Morrow while taking a break from playing some pick-up basketball indoors with the heat wave raging on the Kansas plains.

"It just came down to where I felt I would be the better player and the people that I like and want to be around in college."

Morrow and his family made a recruiting trip earlier in June to hit all of Jerel's top three schools in Nebraska, Kansas State, and finished at Oklahoma State. After the tour he told us this about his stop to Stillwater.

"From the beginning they gave us all the information we needed to help make a decision," said Morrow. "They took us on a tour of everything and made us feel very much at home.

"Of course, at Oklahoma State the facilities are going to be very impressive. It is that making us feel at home that really stands out."

At the time, Morrow hinted his decision might be a full summer coming, but he made his mind up and put the commitment in motion on Saturday morning.

"The people at Oklahoma State were, like amazing. I know that I can go there with the facilities and coaches and be the best player I can be," added Morrow, who plays both sides of the ball in high school for Emporia.

Morrow is also a track standout who wants to compete in that sport. Oklahoma State is building a more well-rounded track program after dominating in the distance events in recent years.

"They are, and it doesn't make a difference with the track stuff," he said. "I am going to run what I run there or where ever. It doesn't matter too much."

As a junior, Morrow had his season cut short after six games because of injury but he had 24 tackles with two interceptions on defense. On offense at receiver, he had 26 receptions for 638 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Once again, confirming that he had spoke with both Gundy and assistant Jason Jones, Morrow said they both sounded very happy to hear his decision.

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