The spring signing period for boys basketball players doesn't open for a couple weeks, so Edmond Santa Fe senior Josh Richardson knows he doesn't have to be in a big hurry to make a decision.
However, watching the college coaching carousel spin has been frustrating, as coaches who have offered him scholarships continue to change — or lose — jobs.
But as one coach made a jump from mid-major to power conference, he didn't forget about Richardson.
Cuonzo Martin had offered Richardson a scholarship at Missouri State, and when he was hired at Tennessee this week, he called the Santa Fe senior to extend an offer at his new school.
That gives Richardson two offers that he knows with 100 percent certainty are still firm — Tennessee and TCU, where he visited last week.
“It's been kind of hectic,” said Richardson, a 6-foot-5 guard who averaged 16.5 points per game playing a variety of positions, including point guard. “I'm just chilling now. There's nothing I can do to help anything. I'm just waiting on calls to see what happens and where everybody ends up.”
The spring signing period runs from April 13 to May 18.
MEMORIAL WINS TIGHT BATTLE
Only two strokes separated the top three teams, and it was host Edmond Memorial that came out on top of the Bulldog Invitational boys golf tournament Tuesday at Kickingbird Golf Club.
Led by Taylor Moore's runner-up finish, the Bulldogs shot a team total of 285, a stroke ahead of Edmond North and two ahead of Oklahoma Christian.
Edmond North senior Alec Heinen, a Wichita State signee, shot 68 to earn the individual title. Moore and Jackson Ogle of Oklahoma Christian School tied for second at 69.
Norman North's Drew Wright tied with Memorial's Bobby Todd and Connor Kurtz for fourth place.
JASPER WITH BIG DAY FOR SAINTS
After a 2-6 start, the Oklahoma Christian School baseball team has won two of its last three games, including a win against Wellston last weekend.
The Saints are being led by junior catcher Clyde Jasper in their recent run. In a 17-6 victory against Luther on Tuesday, Jasper hit two home runs and had six RBIs. Both of his homers were two-run shots.
Jasper has hit .571 at the plate in the last week.
VESTER RECEIVING INTEREST
It's the beginning of the Tucker Barnard era as the Stillwater football coach. Barnard officially took over for the Pioneers as both the head coach and athletic director last week.
He's got one of the most potent one-two punches in the state in quarterback Jerame Littell and wide receiver Jesse Vester.
Vester has attended junior days at Oklahoma State, Kansas and Tulsa and isn't done yet. Up next for Vester will be a Nike combine in Dallas and a Nike training camp at TCU in April.