By Scott Wright
Tyler (Texas) John Tyler football coach Ricklan Holmes confirmed Tuesday morning that defensive end Tyus Bowser is no longer committed to Oklahoma State, while teammate Fred Ross is considering his options after taking a visit to Mississippi State last weekend.
Bowser, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound defensive end, verbally committed last Thursday, but he wants to play football and basketball in college, and learned over the course of the weekend that it wouldn’t be possible at OSU.
“From my understanding, that wasn’t going to work at OSU,” said Holmes, a former OSU player. “I wasn’t a part of the conversation they had, but he’s not committed anymore. We have 12 schools coming in today to watch him play basketball.”
Bowser appeared to have a good relationship with OSU coach Mike Gundy through the process, posting the following on Twitter Monday: “Coach Gundy is really a great man. Understands me very well, and is real cool. An honor to meet him.”
Ross, a four-star wide receiver, has been committed to OSU since Feb. 2012, but decided to take an official visit to Mississippi State over the weekend.
“He wanted to see his options, and now he’s gonna have to make a final decision,” Holmes said.
Holmes did not know when that decision would come.