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Four-star raves about Big 12 visit

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Jaydon Mickens loved his visit to Oklahoma State this weekend so much that he was even shocked how well things went for him and now the Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey athlete has lots of thinking to do.
"It was great," Mickens said. "I loved it. It was amazing.
"I was surprised that the people were so nice. The players took me in like I was their own and I fell in love with it."
Mickens, a former USC commit who parted ways with the Trojans in December, can play pretty much any skill position - and that's exactly what the Oklahoma State coaching staff told him.
According to the 5-foot-8, 170-pound four-star prospect, the Cowboys want to use him all over the field on offense and on special teams.
Getting on the field early and having opportunities to make plays are two things that make Oklahoma State so appealing to Mickens, rated No. 13 at athlete and No. 187 in the 2012 class by Rivals.com.
"They said they want to use me at running back, at receiver and as a return specialist so I think that should be a great deal," Mickens said. "I really liked what they were saying. They're very high up there."
The four-star who shined at the recent Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl was thoroughly impressed by his Oklahoma State visit but he plans to take two more trips before making a decision.
Next weekend, the Los Angeles Dorsey standout plans to be at Oregon and then he's strongly considering a trip to Washington State the final weekend before National Signing Day. He has already visited Washington.
After that final visit, Mickens said he should be ready to make a decision among those four schools.
"It should be very tough," Mickens said. "I have to know where I'll feel comfortable and how early I can get on the field. After the Washington State visit I should know where I want to go."
In his senior season, Mickens finished with 378 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns along with 558 receiving yards and seven scores.
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