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Shamiel Gary transfers to Oklahoma State

Looks like former Wyoming safety Shamiel Gary will still be a Cowboy just not in Laramie.  It appears that Gary has enrolled at Oklahoma State which is much closer to his hometown of Tulsa, OK.  Gary missed the final two games of the 2010 season after the death of his Uncle. 

It was noted last week on Twitter by a few folks that Gary was on the campus of Oklahoma State and looking to enroll.  An Oklahoma State message board poster states that Gary has now enrolled at Stillwater.

As a freshman at Wyoming he earned Freshman All American honors and was on pace to lead the team in tackles until missing two games in 2010.  When he was released from his scholarship he had to transfer to a school within 250 miles of his home.  It currently looks like Gary will be sitting out the 2011 season but he can try and file an exemption if the transfer was purely for family reasons.

Oklahoma State has plenty of depth at both safety positions so it will be interesting to see if Gary can crack their roster in 2011 or 2012.  With his size and skill set he'd almost be a better fit at outside linebacker.  He did a great job of stopping the run while at Wyoming and his tackle numbers show that.  But it was evident this season that his pass coverage was not always at a high level.

Often times he would bite hard on play action and allow for easy scores.  This was especially evident in the TCU and Boise State games this year.  If Gary receives an exemption to play in 2011 we will post an update.  He still has a red shirt year remaining so can play two years for Oklahoma State regardless.