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QB Brendan Costello joins OSU's 2019 recruiting class

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Even after Oklahoma State's recruiting boom over the past week, the Cowboys' 2019 class lacked a quarterback. That changed Wednesday.

Brendan Costello out of San Clemente, California, announced his verbal commitment to OSU on Wednesday via Twitter. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound dual-threat quarterback is the Cowboys' 11th 2019 commitment overall and fourth in the past six days. San Clemente High School also produced former USC quarterback and recent Jets first-round pick Sam Darnold.

OSU offered Costello on June 5 and participated in a camp with the Cowboys the day before. OSU is the only Power 5 program among Costello's six offers, which also included Air Force and Army, though UCLA has shown interest. 

As a junior, Costello threw for 2,132 yards on a 64.1 completion percentage with 23 touchdown passes and two interceptions while rushing for 392 yards and five touchdowns. OSU's quarterback competition is wide open heading into the 2018 season and the same could be true when Costello arrives on campus in 2019.

Costello's commitment ends a run of eight straight defensive commitments for the Cowboys. His verbal commitment is nonbinding, and he will first be able to sign a letter of intent to OSU in December.

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OSU head coach Mike Gundy talks to his team after the spring football game for the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, April 28, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

OSU head coach Mike Gundy talks to his team after the spring football game for the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, April 28, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

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Nathan Ruiz

A native of Reno, Nevada, Nathan Ruiz joined The Oklahoman in 2018 as an Oklahoma State beat writer. A former intern with The Oklahoman, Ruiz graduated from Oklahoma State in May of 2017 and... Read more ›

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