MOORE — The past few weeks have been wild for Westmoore’s DeShawn Lookout.
He completed his sophomore season on the baseball field for the Jaguars with a semifinal finish before recently turning heads with his announcement that he intends to play both baseball and football at Oklahoma.
Then last week he was at the Junior National Showcase for Perfect Game in Fort Myers, Fla.
This week, he’ll get a chance to represent Oklahoma in the fifth annual Heartland Classic, which begins Tuesday at both Norman high schools and at Southmoore.
“This tournament is going to be fun,” Lookout said. “I’ve played with a lot of these guys before, so it’s going to be fun.”
Indeed, Lookout is familiar with some of his teammates.
Westmoore’s Hunter Southerland and Kyle Tyler are both on Oklahoma’s roster. Both are also verbally committed to the Sooners.
Lookout also said he plays summer ball on the Sandlot with Carl Albert’s Riley Cabral.
That should add a level of comfort for the future star, who is the younger brother of The Oklahoman’s Slowpitch Softball Player of the Year Destinie Lookout.
This season, he set the school record for batting average after hitting .491. He also hit six home runs, 15 doubles and drove in 39 runs.
So, it was easy for the Sooners to come make a baseball offer, and it appears he may get a chance to play football.
“It’s more of a baseball offer,” he said. “Both coaches are fine with it. I talked to Josh Heupel and he said he’s good. I talked to Coach (Pete) Hughes and he’s already talked to Heupel about it and they both agreed it’s fine.”
The Heartland Classic runs through Saturday. Pool play ends Thursday night and determines the bracket for Friday and Saturday. The final day of games will be played at OU’s L. Dale Mitchell Park.
And if it goes right, Lookout will get a chance to continue his whirlwind summer and turn some more heads.
“I want to get my name out there,” he said. “Yeah, I’m committed but I want to see what I can get as far as scholarships and stuff.”