Altus running back Diquon Woodhouse verbally committed to Navy on Tuesday, according to multiple Internet reports.
Though Altus struggled, Woodhouse, 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, was a reliable back throughout the season, closing the season in style with more than 200 yards and four touchdowns on Senior Night last month.
He picked Navy over New Mexico and Wyoming.
He's one of two top Oklahoma backs being recruited by the Naval Academy, along with Douglass' Chris High.
DURANT'S DIESSNER PICKS AIR FORCE
Durant running back Dakota Diessner committed to Air Force this week.
Diessner (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) ran for 827 yards and 14 touchdowns this year and had 206 receiving yards.
Air Force does not participate in the National Letter of Intent program. Falcons commitments instead sign a Certificate of Intent signifying their intention to follow through on the academy's appointment process.
HERITAGE HALL PUSHING TEMPO
Heritage Hall girls basketball coach Leslie Warner wants to play faster on defense this season.
The Chargers lack height this season, so they will play smaller and faster.
“We like it,” Warner said. “We play better that way. We like the speed, we like to run, we like to play fast.”
Junior Erika Wakefield averaged 19.8 points per game last season, and the up-tempo style could benefit her.
“I like playing fast,” she said. “That's my type of game.”
Heritage Hall went 20-5 last season, losing in regionals. But it returns six players who played significant minutes last season.
“I guess being the small team that we are you wouldn't expect that, but we've always had high expectations for us considering that we've had returning starters and this year we practically have all five,” senior Carter Cloud said.
TUTTLE HEADING TO BROKEN ARROW
Tuttle's wrestling team will have a tough weekend ahead, wrestling a tri-meet at Broken Arrow that also includes Allen, Texas, and wrestling in the Tulsa Union tournament.
Tuttle is the four-time defending champion in Class 4A, Broken Arrow is the three-time defending champ in 6A and Allen has won three consecutive state titles in its class in Texas.
“It kind of lets us know immediately where we're at and what we need to work on,” Tuttle coach Matt Surber said. “Early in the year, we want to see where our weaknesses are and where we stand. Our ultimate goal is to win state in our class, and this helps us find out what we need to do to get there.”
Surber wrestled in college with Allen coach Jerry Best.