Southmoore wide receiver Jalen Adams verbally committed to North Texas on Thursday, according to multiple reports.
Adams, who is No. 15 on The Oklahoman's Super 30, also had offers from Air Force, Indiana, New Mexico State, Ohio and Tulsa.
Adams finished the season with 33 receptions for 324 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games for the run-heavy SaberCats.
Southmoore finished the season with a 6-4 record, but missed the playoffs after losing to Mustang in Week 10.
NORTHEAST'S WILLIAMS SIGNS WITH SOONERS
Northeast senior guard LaNesia Williams signed a National Letter of Intent with Oklahoma on Wednesday, the first day of the earning signing period.
Williams, who averaged 15.3 points per game last season and helped lead the Vikings to a state championship, will join her former Northeast teammate — freshman guard T'ona Edwards — on the Sooners' roster next year.
“Nesi is a terrific athlete,” OU coach Sherri Coale said. “She has the ability to get through gaps in the defense before the defense even realizes any gaps are there. That same speed also gives her a chance to be a difference maker on the defensive end where she is capable of wreaking all kinds of havoc on ballhandlers.”
GUTHRIE'S CHAPPELL OSU-BOUND
Guthrie senior Jacob Chappell grew up in an Oklahoma State family.
On Thursday, he officially became a Cowboy when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball in Stillwater.
“It really is a dream come true,” Chappell said. “It hasn't really hit me yet, but as soon as I set foot on campus I'll feel like I made it.”
Chappell, the cousin of current OSU wrestler Landry Chappell, is a right-handed hitting shortstop following in a long line of athletes in his family, with all three of his older brothers playing collegiately and his father briefly playing football at OSU.
He's also one of many Chappells to come through Guthrie, but one of the rare ones not to play football.
“That was a tough decision for sure,” Jacob said. “I didn't want to take the risk of getting injured. I just wanted to work hard in the offseason in the cages and get my work in to get prepared for the season.
“Last year it really paid off and the spring season was really good. That's when OSU offered me, too.”
STORM'S COLLINS LANDS AT TCU
Homeschool basketball continues to gain more attention with the major-college prospects it has produced, and OKC Storm guard Chauncey Collins can add his name to that list.
The 6-foot Collins signed on Wednesday with TCU, a product of his breakout junior season with the Storm in which he averaged 23.4 points per game and led the Storm to the national homeschool championship.
Collins was named the national MVP for his performance, and began gaining recruiting attention throughout the spring and summer. In October, he committed to TCU, which already has one metro-area player on its roster, Putnam City West product Amric Fields.
EDMOND NORTH TENNIS DUO OVERCOMES SETBACKS
There were times over the last couple years when a college tennis future looked bleak for Edmond North seniors David Hager and Annie Hays.
Hager had to fight through multiple injuries, including a stress fracture in his back last season, that kept him off the court much of the year. But he returned to win Class 6A No. 2 singles for the third straight year.
On Wednesday, he signed a letter of intent to play at Davidson (N.C.) College.
A year ago, Hays had given up the sport and thought she'd never play again. But she decided to return, and landed a college opportunity at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which she signed with on Wednesday as well.