Neither Dylan Dismuke of Duncan nor Kendal Thompson of Southmoore showed any signs of backing out from Oklahoma during the entire recruiting process. It didn't change Wednesday.
Thompson, who is already enrolled at OU, and Dismuke both signed with the Sooners and are the only two officially in-state recruits signed by Oklahoma. There are, however, a lot of preferred walk-on players from the state.
“This feels great. It's a dream come true, for sure,” Dismuke said. “I've known since the summer, and nothing changed.”
Thompson was a star quarterback for the SaberCats. Dismuke was among the best offensive linemen in the state.
WEATHER HALTS PLANS FOR MILLWOOD PLAYERS
Millwood star Josh Turner signed his letter of intent with Texas on Wednesday, but that's because he was in Austin at the USA vs. The World All-Star game.
The rest of the Falcons expected to sign with colleges were unable to do so because of the bad roads.
Defensive tackle Davion Pierson will sign with TCU as soon as he can, and the same goes for defensive back Mike Cole, who has committed to Emporia State (Kan.). Allen Starks is expected to sign with Southwestern Oklahoma State.
Running back Shevin Patton and quarterback Kevonte Richardson are expected to sign with Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College.
SEVERAL YUKON PLAYERS TO SIGN
Yukon will have as many as eight players sign with college programs this week.
Receiver Eric Granado and lineman Travis Hening are going to East Central; receiver Kaiden Horn and defensive end Jake Doyle are heading to Southwestern Oklahoma State; and receiver Kollin Retter and linebacker Jake Henderson are bound for Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan.
Linebacker Carson Mathews and running back Terry Jones are expected to finalize their college plans this week.
“We're excited for those guys,” Yukon coach Todd Wilson said. “They're a good bunch of kids. Knowing they'll get the chance to play in college is neat.”
MIDWEST CITY TWINS PLAY THE WAITING GAME
When it's all said and done, the Midwest City football team will end up in the double digits for the kids signed to play football next year.
There is still a question of whether or not twins Trez and Trael Colbert will be among them. Not because they don't have the talent, but it's not certain if either will play football.
Both have offers to play football, and both have offers to play basketball. The Midwest City boys team is ranked second in Class 6A. The brothers will wait until basketball is over before deciding on college.
CRUTSINGER TO SIGN FOR LACROSSE
Edmond North's Hunter Crutsinger has heard it so much that it no longer bothers him. Whenever he would tell lacrosse coaches he is from Oklahoma, they would all give him that same bewildered look.
With Oklahoma not exactly a hotbed for lacrosse, Crutsinger had to take an active role in his recruiting. However, it all worked out. Crutsinger said he will sign to play at Greensboro College in North Carolina when classes are back in session.
“I started playing my freshman year and fell in love with the game,” Crutsinger said. “I love the coaches there and the atmosphere.”