Edmond Memorial catcher Colin Simpson verbally committed to Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Simpson, a junior, turned down an offer from Arkansas to commit to the Cowboys.
“I think that’s where he’s always wanted to go,” Memorial coach Kyle Roberts said. “That’s just one of those deals as a little kid you always say you want to play at this place. Oklahoma State has been there for him and with Coach (Josh) Holliday getting the job and turning the program in the direction that he has now has really been a selling point for Colin.”
Simpson is a strong defensive catcher with a 1.9 second pop time from home to second base. But it’s his work ethic that stands out to Roberts.
“What really impresses me more than how talented the kid is, is his approach to the game,” he said. “We constantly try to get kids to play the game so hard and he is such an example of what we try to get kids to do. What makes it even better is how talented he is, but still plays the game so hard.”
Simpson hit .531 with 18 doubles, seven home runs and 41 RBIs last season for the Bulldogs.