Tre Flowers gives OSU his verbal

Three-star defensive back Tre Flowers (Converse, Texas/Judson) didn’t stay on the recruiting boards long -- just long enough, in fact, to express his interest in Oklahoma State and give the Cowboys his verbal commitment.

Less than three days after decommitting from Arizona State, Flowers verbally committed to Oklahoma State and became the Cowboys’ 18th commitment of the 2013 recruiting class. A 6-foot-3, 180-pound safety, Flowers was recruited by safeties coach Van Malone.

Flowers on Monday said he felt his first commitment to Arizona State was rushed, and Oklahoma State had been in contact with him throughout the process. He also said the Cowboys were a heavy favorite, and a commitment could come at any time.

“Through it all, they’ve been sticking with me,” Flowers said of Oklahoma State on Monday. “They’ve shown that they really like me, and I’ve always liked them.”

Ranked No. 63 among safeties nationally, Flowers has additional offers from Boise State, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Tulsa and Utah, among other schools.