Daytawion Lowe, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound four-star safety/cornerback from Carl Albert High School in Oklahoma City, Okla., has 13 scholarship offers, mostly from the Big 12.
Lowe now admits favoring Oklahoma State slightly over Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. All have offered as well as New Mexico, Baylor and Kansas State, among others.
"I grew up following Oklahoma State," Lowe said. "I have family in that area and we would always watch them and go to games. It's only like 45 minutes away, which is nice."
Although Lowe admits that being close is a plus, he says distance won't be a major factor. "It doesn’t matter," he said. "It'll be about where I want to go and where I'm the most comfortable."
The Cowboys were the first school to offer Lowe and are still recruiting him the hardest. "I like how they are improving their stadium and really getting serious about football," Lowe said. "They are an up-and-coming team. If the defense can step it up this year, I think they can do really great this season."
Lowe already attended the Oklahoma State camp earlier in June. He also went to the Texas Tech camp as well.
"I really like the coaches at Texas Tech," he said. "They are all very cool and laid back. Plus, I really like Lubbock. The city is surrounded by the university and it's a great environment."
While Lowe grew up following Oklahoma State, he says that doesn't mean he doesn't like in-state rival Oklahoma as well. "Oklahoma wins," he said. "It's that simple. They always compete for the Big 12 championship and are always putting people in the league. What's not to like?"
The Sooners are only about 35 minutes from Lowe's home.
"I plan to visit Kansas and Missouri this summer too," Lowe said. "They are both programs on the rise and they shocked the world last year. I think they have more to prove, so I think they'll do pretty well this season too."
Lowe, ranked as the No. 16 safety in the country by Scout.com, says he doesn't have a time frame for making a decision. "I'll decide whenever I feel it's right," he said. "I don't plan on dragging it out or waiting. As soon as I know, I'll commit.
"I just want to play for coaches that I have a good vibe with," he said. "I'd also like to be in nice surroundings and in a nice area that I like."
Lowe finished his junior season with 168 tackles and three sacks. He also had four touchdowns (two on interceptions and two from punt returns). Carl Albert High School had a 14-2 record and reaching the 5A semifinals.
"I'm great at tackling and have good agility," he said. "I have good awareness and know what's going on the field all the time. I love to hit and just go after it.
"My footwork isn't bad, but it can use some work," he admitted. "Same thing for my technique."
Lowe benches 240-pounds, squats 385 and has a 35-inch vertical jump. He claims to run a 4.45 forty.
Because of his terrific speed, Lowe also runs track and says he may want to double-sport in college. "I'd like to try to run track too," Lowe said.
He competes in the 200m (22.8) and the 400m (49.6).
Lowe says he'd like to major in engineering and reports a 3.8 core GPA and a 21 ACT.