Bob Kurzu played tackle for the University of Florida team in the Charlie Pell era of the 1980s. But that wasn’t enough to convince his son Jack, 6-foot-4, 305 pound tackle from MICDS to head to the swamp.
After looking over some 20 college choices, Jack Kurzu donned the orange baseball cap of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, much to the delight of his friends and teammates.
Kurzu made it official on Wednesday before a gathering of teammates from the Rams football program.
Kurzu is considering plans to enrolling at Stillwater for spring football and those issues remain to be settled.
The offers were wide ranging. His shopping list included Harvard, Yale, Hawaii, Troy, Indiana, Mizzou, Illinois, Miami of Florida, Ball State and many others.
“I want to play for (coach) Mike Gundy. He really stands up for his players and I like that. It just feels like one big family down there,” said the junior tackle.
By deciding early, he won’t have to go to any show case summer camps this year. His first academic pursuits may be in the area of English, history or political science. He has a 3.5 GPA and is interested in becoming a writer.
He really favors Cowboys’ line coach Joe Wickline. Wickline was a coach at Florida when his dad played there.
“He (coach) Wickline is one of the best in the business,” said Kurzu. “My goal is to become an All American before I graduate.”
“I think the whole recruiting process was amazing. I am glad they (OSU) offered me early and I am glad to accept their offer.”
Kurzu will not be able to officially sign with OSU until Feb. 1, 2013.