Jack Kurzu chooses Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State picked up its second commit of the 2013 class, as offensive tackle Jack Kurzu (St. Louis/Mary Institute Country Day School) gave the Cowboys his verbal pledge Wednesday afternoon, according to his father, Bob.

Kurzu, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound senior who can play tackle and guard, had offers from Oklahoma State, Ball State and Troy. He also received interest from Missouri, Auburn, Notre Dame, Florida, Iowa, Oklahoma and a host of other schools. Kurzu is looking to graduate in December and join the Cowboys at the start of the upcoming spring semester.

“It is a tough decision on a young man that age, but I am very proud of how he handle the process and came to his decision,” Bob Kurzu said. “He had some amazing programs and coaches courting him. He actually delayed his announcement so that he could speak to some of the other schools’ coaches to let them know that he was going to accept OSU’s offer.

“He is the kind of kid that will not decommit, either. Instead, his focus is on getting to OSU next January. No more shopping for him. His focus is on helping his high school team his senior year and reporting to OSU.”

Recruited by Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline, Kurzu was a first-team, all-state lineman for the 2011 season, leading MICDS to a 14-1 record and the Missouri Class 4 championship game. As a sophomore, he played for St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and helped the team win a Florida Class 5A state title.