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OSU OL commit flips to UT

SAN ANTONIO, Texas  Recruiting, it's hard to escape that part of college football and even on the eve of all the major bowl contests, it seems to crop up at the various venues around the country and the Alamo Bowl is no exception. While heading south Monday, there were media reports that another offensive lineman prospect had switched camps from Oklahoma State to Texas and what made the news so interesting is that the Cowboys were in town to prepare for the Alamo Bowl and any defection is big news, especially for the local news media scrambling to tie the game to local readers.

The prospect is Derek Kerstetter, from San Antonio Reagan, who announced yesterday that he was leaving the OSU camp and committing to the Longhorns and new head coach Tom Herman.

What is so surprising is that Kerstetter had been a firm commit for the Cowboys since June, but when he got the Texas offer he immediately changed camps.

That seems to bode warning that all colleges recruiting the Lone Star State need to be concerned with the widely-popular Herman now leading the Texas staff with its vast war chest and reputation.

While the overall image of losing a commit at the site of your upcoming bowl game is a big blow in itself, because the Cowboys need offensive linemen in the worst of ways, it becomes an even bigger blow.

OSU does have 20 players who say they are coming to Stillwater next season, which is a good number at this point, but there is just one other offensive lineman in that group, Garden City Community College transfer Arlington Hambright.

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