Josh Mabin committed to Oklahoma State on Wednesday.
Oklahoma State added another piece to the puzzle for the Class of 2014 on Wednesday night when Josh Mabin committed to the Cowboys despite recently receiving varied levels of interest from multiple other programs from all over the country.
Stillwater proved to be the best fit for the 6-foot-2 and 225-pounder from Spring (Tex.) Klein Oak and the decision sits well with Oklahoma State considering Mabin is the nation's No. 16 inside linebacker in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Oklahoma was once thought to be potential landing spot. Same thing could be said about Boise State. Mabin had also been contacted by several schools from the Pac-12 Conference, with the most attention coming from Colorado and Washington.
The Sooners were not the only Big 12 Conference team in the mix for him. Baylor and Texas reached out to Mabin in the not so distant past. Each college, however, did not step up efforts to land a pledge by putting a scholarship offer on the table.
It did not appear as if the Cowboys were threatened once programs from the SEC started to enter the picture. Reports indicate that Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M inquired about Mabin. The overtures were not considered to be serious though.
At that stage of the game, it was probably too little too late. The coaching staff from Oklahoma State apparently did what was needed to make sure that Mabin did not get away and the efforts from Mike Gundy & Co. were rewarded on Wednesday.