For the first time since the controversy that continues to reverberate in Waco, a member of Baylor’s most recent recruiting class has surfaced at another school — and one in the Big 12, for that matter.
In a conversation with Scout.com, D.Q. Osborne confirmed that he had asked for a release from his BU National Letter of Intent and was granted it. As such, he also confirmed that he has committed to play his college football at Oklahoma State instead.
“I liked the coaches and the campus is beautiful,” the defensive tackle told the recruiting website. “I can see myself playing football here the next two years and enjoying being at the school. I enjoyed everything about my visit. Yes, I am happy to know where I am going to be playing football and going to school for the next two years.”
Osborne, who had transferred to BU from the junior college ranks in February, said he also considered Texas Tech and New Mexico before settling on OSU. The junior will be eligible to play immediately for the Cowboys in 2016.
It was reported earlier this month that seven 2016 Bears signees were seeking a release from their NLIs; Osborne was not one of those seven listed in the reports. Also earlier this month, BU officials confirmed that, because of an NLI snafu, 2016 four-star signee Devin Duvernay is free to be recruited by other schools, which the wide receiver is currently in the process of doing.