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New school in the mix for Mickens

1/10/2012

Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey wideout Jaydon Mickens was set to visit Washington State this weekend, but a recent offer from an emerging Big 12 power has altered those plans.

“I just got an offer from Oklahoma State,” Mickens said. “They offered me earlier today (Tuesday), and I was really excited about that one. I guess they saw me in the Semper Fi All-American game and were impressed enough to offer.

“I don’t know a lot about them, except they’re a big-time program with a great passing offense in a big-time conference. Washington State is cool, but I didn’t really know anyone else going there, and Pullman is kind of a small town. Stillwater is similar, but at least I have family in Oklahoma so I think it would be a better fit.”

Mickens still plans to visit Oregon (Jan. 20) and said he could have used the weekend of Jan. 27 to trip somewhere but wants to use that last week before signing day to figure out where he’s going.

“I’m going to announce on signing day,” Mickens said. “My final three are Washington, Oklahoma State and Oregon. Washington is my leader, but that’s also the only visit I’ve taken, so I don’t have anything to compare them with. I’m going to take these last two visits and then spend the last week thinking real hard about where I should go, and then I’ll be good to go.”