Luke Del Rio picks Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State’s 2013 recruiting class continued to grow rapidly on Thursday, as Elite 11 quarterback Luke Del Rio (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian) announced via social media that he has given the Cowboys a verbal pledge.

“Just committed to Oklahoma State!!!” Del Rio wrote on his Twitter page, @Ldelrio12. Del Rio, the son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator and former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, chose Oklahoma State over offers from Oregon State and Colorado State.

Del Rio’s commitment gives Oklahoma State eight recruits in its 2013 class. The Cowboys have picked up five commits since the start of the week. Rio, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior, is the Oklahoma State’s first quarterback commit.

Del Rio earned an invitation to the Elite 11 national camp -- scheduled in Southern California in July -- after being named MVP at the Columbus, Ohio, regional in May. Del Rio, who played last season at Episcopal (Jacksonville, Fla.), threw for 2,530 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior.

Del Rio also received interest from Alabama, North Carolina, Florida State and USC. He enrolled at Valor Christian in February.