Tyler (Texas) John Tyler wide receiver Fred Ross has been a hot commodity as of late. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Rivals250 prospect has picked up eight offers with the most recent coming at a junior day last weekend.
Ross has never been shy about claiming Oklahoma State as his leader and he was excited when he received an offer after visiting Stillwater. Though he was not quite ready to commit at that time it did not take him long be ready.
"I committed to Oklahoma State," Ross said on Saturday morning. "I actually committed last night after my basketball game."
Ross spent a lot of time talking about the possible decision with the most important person in his life and the two agreed he was ready to make a commitment to the Cowboys.
"I was talking to my momma the whole week about it," he said. "She thought it was the best decision for me but she also said it's not her decision and that it's mine.
"She knows it's always where I've wanted to go so she figured I should go ahead and commit. I prayed about it a lot and came to my decision to commit."
Ross was able to deliver the news personally to Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy.
"I talked to coach Gundy," he said. "He was fired up about it. He was really excited that I wanted to be a Cowboy. It was cool hearing him so excited like that."
Ross has a former teammates in Eric Davis that signed with the Cowboys earlier this month and he will now turn his eyes to recruiting even more players from the John Tyler program to join him in Stillwater.
"I've got to put in a good word with Greg (Ward) and Tyus (Bowser) for sure," Ross said. "I really want them up there with us. That would be great."
Ross is ranked as the No. 213 overall prospect in the country in the initial Rivals250. He caught 99 passes for 1,335 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior while also rushing for 460 yards and six more scores.