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High school notebook: Deer Creek's Caden Sander to walk on at OU

Sander, who has done a little bit of everything for the Antlers during his football career, will join the Sooners as a defensive back.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: February 2, 2014
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photo - Deer Creek’s Caden Sander rolls out against Guthrie during Friday night’s game. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Deer Creek’s Caden Sander rolls out against Guthrie during Friday night’s game. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Deer Creek's Caden Sander has decided to go to Oklahoma as a preferred walk-on.

Sander, who has done a little bit of everything for the Antlers during his football career, will join the Sooners as a defensive back.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Sander played quarterback for Deer Creek as a senior, throwing for 2,144 yards and 14 touchdowns. He rushed for 740 yards and 11 TDs.

He has also returned kicks and has 12 career interceptions for the Antlers. He was named the District 5A-2 Ironman of the Year.

McALESTER'S PRATT COMMITS

McAlester receiver and Oklahoman All-State first-team selection Caden Pratt has verbally committed to Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant, the Tulsa World reported.

An all-purpose playmaker, Pratt scored 24 touchdowns while compiling a combined 1,779 yards rushing, receiving, and passing. He helped the Buffaloes to a Class 5A runner-up finish.

Also, Coweta linebacker Tristan Butcher switched his commitment from North Carolina-Charlotte to Central Oklahoma, according to the World. Tulsa Union linebacker Coleby Evans also committed to NCAA Division II power Pittsburg State (Kan.) after setting a school record for tackles in a season.

LITTELL CLIMBS RANKINGS

Stillwater's Jon Littell recently climbed one spot to No. 29 in Perfect Game's rankings for the 2014 high school baseball class.

The outfielder and third baseman has impressed with his arm strength from the outfield, throwing 92 mph. He was also on the roster for the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

Littell is the son of Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Jim Littell. Jon Littell has signed to play at Oklahoma State.

by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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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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