Deer Creek's Hunter Dinkines discovered Southwestern while on another visit
Deer Creek receiver Hunter Dinkines, who will sign with Southwestern Oklahoma State on Wednesday, discovered his interest in SWOSU in an unusual way.
Dinkines was on an unofficial visit to Henderson State in Arkansas on Sept. 17, when the Reddies were hosting Southwestern.
The Deer Creek receiver watched the Bulldogs pull the upset and came away impressed with Southwestern’s intensity.
“I just saw how bad they wanted to win the game,” Dinkines said. “It just kinda kicked in; I thought maybe I should look into Southwestern.”
So Dinkines came back home and e-mailed Bulldogs coach Dan Cocannouer, who quickly replied and invited him to visit Weatherford the next weekend, when SWOSU beat Central Oklahoma.
He went back to see Southwestern play a third time — a 23-20 home win over Arkansas Tech on Nov. 5.
Two weeks ago, Dinkines went on an official visit, came home and decided to commit.
“I think the future is gonna be bright with SWOSU,” Dinkines said. “I just knew it was the place for me.”
Dinkines’ relationship with Cocannouer goes back further than his recruitment this season, though.
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