Chickasha senior David Thibodeaux-Benoit will be heading to Stillwater to continue his football career.
Thibodeaux-Benoit made his commitment to Oklahoma State University official on Wednesday by signing his letter of intent to join the Cowboys as a preferred walk-on.
He first made the announcement earlier this month on his Twitter account that he had committed to OSU.
Getting to this point has not been easy for him. Even with his talent, getting to where he is now also took a strong work ethic.
"It was just a lot of work," Thibodeaux-Benoit said. "I was never just able to step on the field and just perform. I had to work for it."
Thibodeaux-Benoit did have offers from several Division II schools.
However, his dream was to make it at the highest level of college football. The University of Tulsa also provided him the same opportunity, but Thibodeaux-Benoit could not pass up OSU.
"My dream has always been to play Division I football, and of course it would be great to play at Oklahoma State," he said.
Thibodeaux-Benoit did say that he went to Stillwater for multiple football camps and the program was not only welcoming, but it provided a strong family atmosphere as well.
"The team was really welcoming," he said. "I've gone up there for a couple of football camps in the summer. All those guys were really welcoming. It was really a family."
He has been told that he will play safety at the next level. That is a position where he had plenty of success while playing for the Fightin' Chicks.
Thibodeaux-Benoit will redshirt his first year in Stillwater and plans on using that time to continue getting better.
"I just want to get my footwork better, my speed better," he said. "I know that first year is going to be really hard getting into the rotation and everything. There's going to be a lot of work that has to be done."
Thibodeaux-Benoit also talked about how big of a role his family, coaches and friends have played in his success.
"I just appreciate everybody that's been there from the start," he said.
He also mentioned that he plans to study physical therapy while in college.