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Cross hits the mark

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It was a daily double for Fort Scott (Kan.) Fort Scott C.C. sophomore stars.
Earlier today, three-star safety Lucien Antoine committed to Oklahoma State. He was then joined by picking his college of choice by his teammate, quarterback Greg Cross.
"I just got back from Pittsburgh, and I wanted to let you know that I committed to Pittsburgh on the visit," Cross, the nation's No. 49 junior college player, said. "I love Dave Wannstedt. He really helped me feel at home. He was telling me the truth about how I can come in there and compete.
"He said none of the jobs are given to the kids there and that I'll have to earn it. He told me how it was really, and I appreciated that. They want a hard worker, and that's what I wanted to hear."
Cross said it was a big day for him and for his teammate.
"I called Lucien right when I committed, and it was funny because he was trying to call me and tell me he committed to Oklahoma State," Cross said. "We both have worked so hard to get here, and it was amazing we committed on the same day."
Cross said he hit it off with the players on campus.
"The players also were telling me the truth, and I loved the facilities," he said. "Obviously they are better than what we have in the junior college, but it was really impressive. I also found out what degree I can get while I'm up there. To me it was a perfect visit and the perfect situation."
Cross, who was offered scholarships by Kansas State and Louisville, said he isn't expecting to come in and get the starting nod right away, but he also felt like there is a chance for him to compete.
"They told me it's open," Cross said. "Whoever comes in and takes over will be the starter. I know I have to come in and learn system. I don't expect to get anything handed to me. I know I'm going to have to work hard and compete."
Before the bowl game last week, Cross had thrown for 2,564 yards and seven touchdowns. He was a first-team all-Jayhawk Conference selection. As a freshman, he earned second-team all-region honors.
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