Reger Dowell has opened a lot of doors on the recruiting front during his college courtship. On Saturday, he says he opened his last door. The Rivals150 guard committed to Oklahoma State after visiting the Cowboys over the weekend.
The 6-foot-1 point guard from Duncanville (Texas) ended his recruitment for the last time, putting to bed one of the most colorful recruitments of the class of 2009.
Dowell was once committed to Arizona and Alabama but found his fit with Travis Ford's program. Dowell said he knew the minute he talked to Oklahoma State he was likely to suit up for Ford.
"They did a great job of recruiting me. After the Arizona situation, Oklahoma State was there the very next day in my house and showed me a slide presentation and let me know that I was the guy that they needed. They let me know that the first day. That told me a lot right there," Dowell said.
The three-star point guard joins [Duncanville teammate Roger Franklin, Torin Walker, Raymond Penn and Fred Gulley in Oklahoma State's 2009 recruiting class. Dowell said he liked knowing that he was going to a school that needed him in the program.
"Coach told me that there is a difference of going to a school that wants you and going to a school that needs you," Dowell said. "He told me straight up that this school needs me and that is really what I was looking forward to hearing. He wasn't saying things that I wanted to hear. He was being real with me."
The visit helped seal his feelings on Oklahoma State, Dowell said.
"Everything that I saw on the visit lived up to everything that they told me when they came to my house," Dowell said. "You know, it's not too far from home and I can play in the Big 12 so my family can see me play all the time. I can visit my mom and my pops. I get to play with It all worked out."