Standing nearly 6-foot-5 and weighing 200 pounds, Marcell Ateman (Wylie, Texas/Wylie East) is a physical problem for most defensive backs. Late Wednesday, the four-star receiver determined he would take his talents to the Big 12 Conference and become a potential menace there.
Ateman committed to Oklahoma State and became the Cowboys’ third commitment of the 2013 recruiting class. He joins fellow four-star receiver Fred Ross (Tyler, Texas/John Tyler) and rising offensive tackle Jack Kurzu (St. Louis, Mo./Mary Institute Country Day School) in the class.
“I talked to Coach [Mike] Gundy and Coach [Todd] Monken and told them I committed,” said Ateman, who had more than a dozen offers. “It was the coaching staff and the way they came at me. They really showed me a lot of love.