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Wednesday is the first day of the early signing period for football players across the nation.  One lineman from southern New Mexico stood out above the rest as the biggest (literally and figuratively) signing from the Land of Enchantment this year.

He’s leaving the Cavemen and becoming a Cowboy.  Carlsbad offensive lineman Taylor Miterko will sign his national letter of intent to play football for Oklahoma State on Wednesday afternoon.

“I’ve always had the dream of playing Division One football,” Miterko said.  “It feels like a big accomplishment, to know I made it and start another chapter in my football career.”  Miterko was one of the most recruited linemen in the Southwest this year. He was being recruited by 24 different schools including Oregon, Notre Dame and Nebraska.  He ultimately chose Oklahoma State over Texas Tech.  The 6’6”, 275-pound senior was rated as one of the top 100 offensive tackles in the country.

Carlsbad finished with a 4-5-1 record this season.  Miterko was disappointed with missing the postseason, but he was pleased with his individual development in his final year with the Cavemen.  “Individually, I did pretty well and graded out high each week,” he said.  “As a team we didn’t get as far as we wanted to but it was a great experience.”  He finished with 57 pancakes (knockdown blocks) on the year.

He said he will likely redshirt his first year at Oklahoma State “to get stronger”.  Miterko said the coaching staff told him he will probably play left or right tackle.

He plans to study mechanical engineering in Stillwater.


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