Five days ago, hard-hitting safety Jordan Sterns (Cibolo, Texas/Steele) decommitted from Texas Tech to explore other options. On Wednesday, the 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back found a new program to call home.
Sterns verbally committed to Oklahoma State and became the Cowboys’ seventh overall commitment and fourth in the last 48 hours. Recruited by safeties coach Van Malone, Sterns chose Oklahoma State over offers from Baylor, Iowa State, Memphis, Texas State and UTSA, in addition to Texas Tech.
Sterns said his mother, Brandi Biddy, has been a part of his recruiting process from start to finish, and the fact that Oklahoma State included her in the process proved to be a positive in Sterns’ eyes.
“I talked to my mom all the time, and she’s big part of everything I do,” Sterns said. “I liked the fact they tried to keep her involved.”
Sterns said Texas Tech was a good choice, but he felt he had to further do research to make sure his commitment was solid. After speaking with his mother and former Steele teammate Ryan Simmons – a freshman linebacker at Oklahoma State – he felt playing for the Cowboys would better suit him.
“[Simmons] told me how they did things up there,” Sterns said. “They’re coming up; they’ve been a top team the last two years. I know that Coach [Mike] Gundy will be there for a while.”
Along with his offers, Sterns had received interest from Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State, TCU, Oregon, Florida State and Nebraska. He recorded 66 tackles and three interceptions for Cibolo last season.