Oklahoma State’s football recruiting momentum doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. On Thursday afternoon three-star safety Kolby Peel (College Station, Texas) pledged his allegiance to the orange and black.

Listed at an even 6-0/209, Peel has recorded 164 tackles (10 for loss) and 6 interceptions over the last two seasons. The Cowboys got in early on him by offering on January 31st. At that point only SMU, Kansas, Cincinnati, and Texas State had offered.

Peel’s commitment is huge for Oklahoma State on two fronts. First, the Cowboys only have three safeties currently on the roster with two of them, Jerel Morrow and Tre Flowers, being seniors and the other, Kenneth Edison-McGruder a junior. Peel’s commitment helps fill what had been a huge gap on the defensive roster.

The second front is Peel’s hometown has often been thought of surrendered ground to Texas A&M and the S.E.C.. Mike Gundy landing a recruit in the shadows of Kyle Field isn’t just a win for OSU, it’s a win for the Big 12 as it crushes a previous stereotype of recruiting boundaries.