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Recruiting: Cross Fired Up About The Cowboys

Offensive lineman Travis Cross of Plano (West), Texas, said he was originally planning on waiting until the end of his junior year to make a commitment in recruiting but knew he had seen enough after another unofficial visit last weekend to watch Oklahoma State beat Missouri 33-17 on homecoming. He was so certain that on Tuesday he picked up the phone to call Oklahoma State.

"Without a doubt, I knew that I wanted to make my commitment," said the 6-5 1/2, 276-pound Cross. "I picked up the phone and called Coach (Gunter) Brewer and I asked him how this commitment process works. I think that got his attention and I committed to Oklahoma State." Cross starts at offensive tackle for Plano West, a school that is on a winning streak with victories over McKinney Boyd, Plano...