Missouri City (Texas) Hightower wide receiver Bralon Addison committed to Oklahoma State in mid-February. It was a big coup for the Cowboys to snag the Houston-area star. However, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound junior continued to keep his options open to a degree, taking visits to several other schools since that time.
On Sunday, the U.S. Army All-American decided to re-open his recruitment completely. Addison says it was a tough decision to make but he knows it is the right one for him.
"I actually emailed them Friday and I talked to them today," Addison said of the Oklahoma State coaches on Sunday evening. "They were disappointed but they were understanding as well. They seem like they were interested in me wanting to make the best decision for me. That was really comforting to see.
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"Some coaches, they really don't care about kids. They just care about their program. I feel like I need to make the best decision for me and the coaches didn't want me to come out to Oklahoma State if I wasn't comfortable."
As of now, Addison has plans to visit a couple of other Big 12 campuses in the near future.
"I'm going to (Texas) A&M again on May 14 and I'm supposed to go back to Texas Tech soon too. We'll see what happens. I would say I'm leaning to A&M but I'm not really in a rush to make another decision."
While he de-committed from Oklahoma State, Addison says that does not mean the Cowboys are out of the running for his services when all is said and done.
"I'm definitely still considering them," he said. "I just have to take this time and make my decision. You know, it's a hard decision. I'm a kid now but I'm going to be turning into a man in a year. It's a decision I have to live with for the rest of my life so I just have to make sure I make the right one."
Addison plays quarterback for Hightower but is projected as a receiver in college. He earned the District Offensive MVP award this past season after passing for 1,858 yards with 28 touchdowns and only three interceptions while rushing for another 1,068 yards and 15 scores.