Houston Cy Falls safety Andre Sexton committed to Oklahoma State Monday, after getting the royal treatment from his future position coach Joe DeForest.
Cowboy defensive backs coach DeForest lassoed another Houston-area recruit, turning the Bayou City into D-Town instead of H-Town.
Sexton (6-0, 189-pounds) had been offered by Wisconsin, Houston, Colorado State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Kansas and Tulane, before verbally committing to Oklahoma State after an unofficial visit.
“The trip was great,” Sexton said. “It got a great tour of the campus and facilities and just loved it. Coach DeForest also told my dad how all the parents of the Houston kids all drive up together and tailgate for the games. He really liked that.
“The distance isn’t bad either,” he said. “I took two naps on the way and we were home. I’m really happy it’s out of the way and now I hope they offer my teammate Ricky Price. It would be great for both us to be up there.”
After hearing of Sexton’s commitment, Oklahoma State is now Price’s favorite.
“I am taking an unofficial visit to Missouri later this month, but if Oklahoma State were to offer, I’d commit,” Price said. “What everyone tells me of the facilities and coaches, it seems like a great place.”
Sexton and Price have helped their high school’s seven-on-seven team qualify for the state tournament, and will be playing on a national seven-on-seven team that will play in north Texas. They have also been participating in the school’s Cap Elite speed training program.
Sexton, who is academically qualified, has also dropped his 40-yard-dash time to 4.38, when he was timed last at the Greater Houston Camp in May. Price was timed at 4.42.
Price currently has offers from Kansas, Missouri, Colorado State, New Mexico State and Houston.