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Football recruiting: Lawton's Jalin Barnett No. 8 on ESPN junior list

by Jason Kersey and Jacob Unruh Published: July 16, 2013
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Adams will be the running backs coach, while Powers and Lambert will be the offensive and defensive coordinators for the freshmen.

Burger said he will also serve as the offensive coordinator for the varsity team.

BOYER COMMITS TO WICHITA STATE

Deer Creek shortstop Jordan Boyer verbally committed to Wichita State on Tuesday, announcing his decision on Twitter.

“I have officially committed to play baseball for Wichita State University! Excited to be a part of such a great tradition! #GoShockers,” he tweeted.

Boyer hit .398 with two home runs, 22 RBIs and 43 runs out of the leadoff spot last season for the Antlers.

Deer Creek coach Ron Moore said Wichita State was a good fit for Boyer. New Wichita State coach Todd Butler had recruited Boyer during his time at Arkansas. Also, Wichita State's Director of Baseball Operations, Scott Gurss, played for Moore and graduated from Deer Creek.

COOPER TRANSFERRING TO TEXAS A&M

Two-time Oklahoma girls basketball state champion Taylor Cooper will transfer from Oral Roberts to Texas A&M, her father Jeff said Tuesday.

Cooper, a 6-foot forward, started all 31 games last season as a true freshman at ORU, averaging 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Golden Eagles won the Southland Conference Tournament and lost to Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

She ended her prolific high-school career with back-to-back state championships. Cooper led Bethel to the Class 3A state title as a junior before moving to Shawnee as a senior and winning the Class 5A championship.

After her senior season, Cooper was named to The Oklahoman's Super 5 team.

At Texas A&M, she'll join fellow 2012 Super 5 player Courtney Walker, who just finished her freshman season with the Aggies. Walker was a two-time Oklahoman Super 5 Player of the Year.

The Aggies won last year's SEC Tournament in their first season in the league. Cooper will sit out the 2013-14 season, per NCAA rules, and have three seasons of eligibility beginning in 2014-15.

OSSAA, INJURIES AMONG HOUSE INTERIM STUDIES PROPOSALS

The Oklahoma House of Representatives released its 2013 Interim Studies Proposals lists on Friday, with the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association and sports related injuries listed.

Two state representatives — Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, and Rep. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore requested the interim study on the OSSAA in May to investigate some of the practices and procedures of the organization.

Rep. Dan Kirby, R-Broken Arrow, requested the study on sports related injuries, specifically heat and concussion related injuries and available specialized insurance coverage.

OSSAA MOVES OFFICIALS CONFERENCE

The OSSAA announced Tuesday that the annual Oklahoma Officials Association summer meeting and Hall of Fame ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 3, have been moved to Southmoore High School.

The meeting was scheduled to be held at Westmoore, but it was moved to accommodate FEMA officials scheduled to meet the same day.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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