Cowboys Get Their Kicker In Ben Grogan

Ben Grogan

With Quinn Sharp being a senior this season, the Oklahoma State Cowboys were looking to add a kicker to the 2013 recruiting class. Arlington (Martin), Texas prospect Ben Grogan made that happen Monday night when he contacted Mike Gundy and told the Cowboys head coach that he wanted to be a Cowboy.

"I really like Coach Gundy and he seems like a really good guy," said Grogan when asked what made his mind up after being recruited by Oklahoma State, Memphis, Kansas, Boise State, Texas Tech, and Kansas State.

"When I went up there for a (unofficial) visit I liked the campus and everything. The facilities are great, and I really liked all the coaches. It just seemed like the right place."

Grogan had a super game this season against North Crowley as he helped Martin to a 47-7 win by hitting 6-of-6 field goals, including three from beyond 50 yards (56, 52 and 52).

"Yes sir, that had to be one of my best games ever," said the humble Grogan, who as evidenced has great range.

Grogan was 37-of-37 for PATs last season as a junior when he also connected on 13 field goals while sharing the kicking chores with current TCU kicker Jaden Oberkrom.

He is a prodigy of kicking intructor Scott Blanton, the former Oklahoma Sooner kicker. Grogan said he used to play soccer dut doesn't play anymore and will be involved in offseason conditioning this winter and spring.

Grogan becomes Oklahoma State's 19th verbal commitment to the 2013 recruiting class.

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