Zac Veatch of Broken Arrow Anxious to Join OSU Cowboys
January 31, 2012By VYPE Oklahoma of VYPE University Oklahoma
By Lynn Jacobsen
Broken Arrow tight end/defensive end is spending his final few months of high school relaxing.
“Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of nothing,” Veatch said with a laugh. “I work out, go to school, do homework and relax. I’m enjoying my down time right now.”
Veatch is one of 30 top recruits in Oklahoma who is expected to sign national letters of intent on National Signing Day on Wednesday.
A three-star recruit, Veatch will sign with Oklahoma State. He chose the Cowboys over Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Oregon State, Tulsa and Wyoming.
Recruited as a tight end, Veatch confided he might look into the possibility of playing defense end.
“I’d like to play defense, I like hitting people,” Veatch said.
Growing up, Veatch said he wasn’t a fan of any particular school.
“I would just band-wagon it with whoever my friends liked,” he said. “I talked with a bunch of schools but when coach (Joe) Wickline called to offer, I jumped at it. I’m excited to get there in June and get going.
“Everyone in Stillwater is nice. The coaches are great. They have great facilities.”
Veatch helped Broken Arrow reach the Class 6A state championship game.
“It was a great senior year,” he said. “I couldn’t have asked for anything better other than two more points (Tigers lost to Union, 23-22).
“The coaches were really big in the offseason about leadership. They wanted us coaching up the young guys. It was a fun year. I’ll remember it forever.”
Ending his high school career on the field (Boone Pickens Stadium) he will play on in college wasn’t lost on Veatch.
“It’s an awesome atmosphere,” he said. “I was there for bedlam and it was crazy.”
In his spare time, he enjoys disc golf and cooking.
“I like to cook breakfast,” he said. “I cook all the time. I fix pancakes, waffles, omelets. I love eggs. I can eat a carton of eggs at a time.”