Oklahoma State and head coach Mike Gundy got some good news on Monday: '15 DL Motekiai Maile had given his verbal pledge to play for the Cowboys and become part of the 2015 recruiting class. Maile's commitment is the sixth in the '15 class, which includes Ronald Jones II, Jaylon Lane, John Kolar, Johnny Wilson, and Taaj Bakari. A three-star defensive tackle from the state of Texas, Maile checks in at 6'4, 300-pounds and is a JUCO prospect from Tyler Junior College.
In 2013, Maile accounted for 30 tackles, 5.5 going for loss, 4.5 sacks, and forced one fumble. Holding offers from schools such as Arizona State, Mississippi State, North Texas, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, and was in heavy talks with Texas, Maile chose to become the newest Poke. With some of the other top schools failing to send out an offer, it would appear Maile was ready for his recruitment to end.
Head coach Mike Gundy seemed to be pretty excited when he found out the news, tweeting out his traditional response to the commitment from Maile:
Pistols Firing from Tyler, TX! Welcome to the family #BeACowboy #okstate— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) June 10, 2014
Check out what coach Gundy is excited about with Maile's highlight film: