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Oklahoma State held what seemed to be a successful junior day this past weekend considering it led to their first 2006 commitment.
Grand Prairie (Texas) South safety and linebacker prospect Deron Fontenot gave his verbal pledge this weekend to the Cowboys fulfilling a childhood dream at the same time.
"Saturday we went out there for the junior day and we really enjoyed everything," Fontenot said. "I don't know if they planned it, but they offered me when I got there and I accepted."
"I have been looking at them for years and when the time came I knew what I wanted to do."
With the summer still a ways away, Fontenot says he is relieved to have his things all wrapped up early.
"From the beginning I knew that I wanted to find the right team and get it done with early," Fontenot said about his quick commitment. "When I got the opportunity this weekend, I went for it so I don't have to worry during the season about trying to get noticed."
Fontenot played all over the defensive side of the ball and at Oklahoma State he will get a chance to fulfill that same role.
"They are recruiting me for the nickel back and in the defensive backfield mainly," he said. "Right now my coaches are working on getting me better prepared to play more defensive back rather than just at the linebacker position."
The all-district member has been receiving interest from Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Texas Tech but the talented OSU commit says there is no shakiness on his initial decision.
"That was the whole reason I went out there this weekend because I've always liked how they use smaller, faster guys that make plays no matter what their size," he said. "I'm done - I'm committed because it's been a dream for me."
"It's great knowing that I can focus on making a run at state now and of course beat Grand Prairie as well."