Rising guard Ryan Messer (Fort Worth, Texas/Nolan Catholic) had nothing but positive things to say after taking an official visit to Oklahoma State over the weekend. A big win over TCU only seemed to heighten the visit.
Messer visited Oklahoma State for the first time and arrived in Stillwater, Okla., roughly 90 minutes before the start of the game. He was a big fan of the student atmosphere and called Boone Pickens Stadium “the nicest one I’ve ever been to.”
“You could tell right off the bat the fans love their team,” Messer said. “The pregame was amazing. They had the recruits sitting in great seats, right at the tunnel where they come out.
“When OSU took the field, you could feel all the emotion. I was actually really pumped, like, ‘Suit me out, Coach! I want to play!’”
Messer, who has been offered by Navy and Air Force, said he liked how the Cowboys played as a disciplined club and how classy they were on the field and after the game. He credited head coach Mike Gundy for his program overall, and he credited offensive line coach Joe Wickline for his work with a line that helped the offense produce 471 total yards.
Messer added that he was excited to see senior offensive interior lineman Lane Taylor, a childhood friend of his and a potential NFL prospect.
“Me and his little brother were close friends, so it was cool seeing him play,” Messer said of Taylor. “All in all, I was blown away by the visit.”
Messer said he hopes to have a similar feeling in two weeks when he visits TCU for the Horned Frogs’ game against Kansas State. The last time the 6-foot-3, 275-pound interior lineman was at TCU, he attended a mini-camp over the summer.
Messer hopes to eventually pick up offers from Oklahoma State and TCU. He currently is receiving major interest from Army and could have three offers from the service academies.