Kolar Commits To Oklahoma State

Norman (Okla.) North quarterback John Kolar made his second trek to the Oklahoma State campus on Wednesday with his parents to meet with head coach Mike Gundy and Cowboys offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. We had seen Kolar and his parents on his first trip to Stillwater when he was eating lunch with Yurcich and his wife at Karsten Creek. Kolar told us he enjoyed that trip.

"I really liked it," Kolar said of the day with OSU football. "It was a good experience. No, it was a great experience."

Asked if there was any negative about Oklahoma State, he answered. "No, absolutely not. It was impressive in every way, and I really enjoyed meeting with coach Gundy and coach Yurcich."

Well it's safe to say he enjoyed his second trip as well as Kolar has confirmed the Twitter and text traffic that picked up out of Stillwater around noon Wednesday was correct. The junior from Norman North that made such a strong impression in taking over for injured Alabama signee David Cornwell last season confirmed to Scout's Bob Przybylo and then tweeted it himself that he had committed to OSU.

"Just committed to play football at Oklahoma State University. Excited for the opportunities ahead. #GoPokes," tweeted Kolar.

The 6-4, 190-pound Kolar stepped in this past season when Cornwell was injured and he proceeded to keep the Timberwolves offense in high gear. He actually threw for a better completion percentage and posted a stunning 15 touchdowns to 2 interceptions ratio that was the best in the state.

Kolar actually finished with 65 percent completions on 109-of-169 passing for 1,693 yards and the 15 touchdowns to 2 interceptions. He also ran 56 times for 287 yards with three touchdowns (5.1 ypc average). Before taking over for the injured Cornwell, Kolar caught 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown.

His most impressive game at quarterback came in the season-ending contest for Norman North as he completed 22 of 32 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff loss at Mustang.

Both his parents attended Notre Dame, his father for graduate school in civil engineering. His dad is now a professor in civil engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

Kolar becomes, technically, the second pledge in the 2015 Oklahoma State recruiting class. Offensive lineman Deionte Noel of Cibolo (Steele), Texas is the first as a blue-shirt for the Cowboys. Noel will be at OSU in the fall. Kolar will be playing at Norman North in the fall.

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