The list keeps growing for Casady’s Josh Wariboko-Alali.
He picked up yet another scholarship offer Wednesday, this time from California to bring his offer total to 24.
Wariboko-Alali confirmed the offer to The Oklahoman through a text message.
He is ranked No. 1 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 and was verbally committed to Oklahoma at one point. He de-committed from the Sooners in April, but recently told Rivals.com he remains in contact with the Sooners and indicated he is pleased with the direction they are headed and his relationship with OU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh.
Wariboko-Alali also said he remains interested in Oklahoma State.
WESTMOORE’S ROBINSON TURNING HEADS
Football fans already know about Westmoore’s talented receiver duo of Dahu Green and DeShawn Lookout, but the Jaguars have a scary third option in the passing game now, too.
Stephan Robinson, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior, was at Westmoore as a sophomore, then moved to Moore and has moved back into the Westmoore district for his senior year.
He excelled during the Jaguars’ 7-on-7 summer competition and is looking strong early in camp as well.
“Pound for pound, he might be the most athletic guy on our team,” first-year coach Adam Gaylor said. “He’s tremendously fast and just so quick. He can change direction and get to full-speed in one step.
“He can play any position on defense, probably, outside of noseguard, and probably anything on offense except the offensive line. He could probably run the chains if you asked him to.”
An under-the-radar college prospect, Robinson could emerge as a Division I target with a good senior season because of his athletic ability and versatility. He’s likely to play receiver, defensive back and kick returner for the Jags.
BETHANY EYEING RETURN TO ELITE IN 3A
Since finishing as the Class 3A runner-up in 2010, Bethany hasn’t made a run past the second round of the playoffs.
With several players returning led by a solid senior class, the Bronchos are expecting to potentially become a state championship contender once again this season.
“We’ve got a lot of our kids back, particularly at the skill positions, so we’re pretty excited,” said Bethany coach Reagan Roof. “We think we’ve got a chance to a pretty good team in 3A again. With 3A being as tough as it is, I don’t know exactly what that means in terms of wins and losses, but we’ve got a chance to be better than we’ve been the last couple of years for sure.”
Senior Kyle Duke returns to start for a third straight year at quarterback. Duke will have one of his top targets back from a season ago in senior receiver Cody Seeds, and 6-foot-3, 300-pound senior Sam Jones will lead the offensive line.
Bethany went 7-4 last season, falling in the first round of the playoffs to Tuttle.
“We thought we had a pretty good year last year,” Roof said. “We got beat by Seminole, Blanchard, Tuttle, and Beggs. That was some pretty good competition a year ago.”
THE OKLAHOMAN’S FALL MEDIA DAY AUG. 20
The Oklahoman’s annual Fall Sports Media Day has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 20, and this year it will be featured at a new location.
The event will be held at McGuinness High School, 801 NW 50 Street, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30.
Each Oklahoma City-area high school participating in football, fastpitch softball, cross country, volleyball and fall baseball is encouraged to bring athletes to meet The Oklahoman’s high school coverage team for interviews, videos and photos that will be used throughout the upcoming season.