Posted by Bryan Fischer
Texas A&M to the SEC, Oklahoma State to the Pac-12, it's a crazy time in college athletics. One constant? Players flipping commitments from one school to another. Tyler (Texas) defensive end Eric Davis doesn't care what conference he plays in but he does think he'll be a better fit in Stillwater than College Station, changing his commitment between the two schools on Monday.
"Really I was just looking at the defenses that the two schools are playing and I was just thinking about where I do I see myself playing as a defensive end and what type of system do I want to play in when I get to college and things like that," Davis told OStateIllustrated.com. So I felt that I really didn't like it and didn't want to change to a 3-4 because at John Tyler we run a 4-3 too and I didn't really want to change so I feel that just staying in a 4-3 is where I'm more comfortable at and I wouldn't really have to change that much."
The talented 6-foot-3, 240-pounder has only taken an unofficial visit to campus but the biggest reason he decided to switch his verbal to the Cowboys was his primary recruiter, offensive line coach Joe Wickline.
"Really [it was] Coach Wickline too because every time I talk to him he seems like he's just full of energy and things like that," Davis added. "He's just an outstanding guy and I was thinking since he's been so good to me why not just come down there and play ball for Oklahoma State."
Davis is the 13th commitment for Oklahoma State's class of 2012. Mike Gundy and staff have hit Texas hard, as is expected, grabbing 10 players out of the Lone Star state.