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A man of his word

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In today's college recruiting world commitments are kept about as much as Pamela Anderson gets married. But Tulsa (Okla.) Union three-star offensive guard Brian DeShane is a man of his word.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder said he's as solid as it gets with his commitment to Tulsa.
"I'm 100 percent committed," DeShane said. "I called and told them they didn't need to worry about me. They are real close. I like what they are doing with their program and how they fit my style of play. I know some guys that are going there.
"It just works out really well. I really like the fact that they are close to home. I'm a big homebody, and I didn't need to go anywhere else, so it works for me."
DeShane did have plenty of other options to go elsewhere.
Along with the TU offer, he was also offered by Air Force, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Rice and many others.
"Every once in a while I'll get another call or letter or two from a school," DeShane said. "But there's nothing to worry about."
In fact the only thing that he is worry about is his senior season. Playing at Union, you're under one of the biggest microscopes in all of Oklahoma. DeShane said he's ready for his senior season and has been working hard to get even better.
"The coaches say I have good footwork, technique and leadership on the field," he said.
"But I can always improve. So that's why I've been busting it to get out there and help us win a state championship."
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