Brandon Garrett, Sam Wren Head To Stillwater

Sam Wren

Oklahoma State junior college signees Brandon Garrett and Sam Wren will be steering toward Stillwater this weekend to be ready to join their new Cowboys teammates when classes begin for the spring semester on Monday. It is a quick turnaround for the team that is just coming off the bowl win over Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Tuesday,

But for Wren and Garrett, two Texas high school players that needed to take an extra step in junior college, this weekend couldn't come soon enough.

"I'm heading to Dallas tomorrow," said Garrett on Thursday afternoon. "Then I will head to Stillwater on Saturday, and we're supposed to be there on campus by one o'clock."

Garrett is a 6-8, 295-pound offense tackle out of Trinity Valley Community College in East Texas that played his high school football in Deer Park, Texas.

Cowboys offensive line coach Joe Wickline will really like Garrett, who he picked out in recruiting. Recently, for the upcoming recruiting issue of Go Pokes Magazine that will come out after signing day in February, I asked Garrett what he was into besides football.

"Honestly, since high school I have really been into football, really into football as in practice or games, chill some, and then back into the gym," explained Garrett. "I just do the same stuff and do it a whole lot. For me it is eating, into the gym, and football."

Wren is a 6-3, 260-pound defensive end with 4.7 speed that he used to record 14.5 sacks this past season. Coming out of Palestine, Texas, Wren had no offers other than Arizona Western College in Yuma where he became a pass rush star.

He likes Oklahoma State partly because Stillwater is all about OSU and Cowboys.

"It's a college town and I really love how all the fans are into everything," said Wren, who will also report on Saturday. "I went to the basketball game, and the fans really love OSU players, and that is something that I really liked. It is close to home and that is something that I really liked too. I really like Coach (Bill) Young and he is a cool man, and so is Coach (Mike) Gundy."

Outside of football, you can expect Wren to be involved with his faith. After all, his father is a preacher and he is a preacher's kid.

"Yes, you can say that," answered Wren. "God. That is really what defines me, and I go to church. My dad is a preacher and he stays on me about God. That is why I have so much faith."

His faith helped him get from no major college offers following high school to a good number of offers coming out of junior college, and he'll keep his faith going in Stillwater.

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