Bethany tight end/defensive end Garrett McGrady plans to sign with Tulsa in the coming days, ending a hectic recruiting process for the 6-foot-8 senior.
McGrady did not sign last month on National Signing Day, awaiting a potential offer from Arkansas State. He committed after ASU offered a grayshirt spot, meaning that he wouldn't enroll until January 2013.
But Arkansas State defensive coordinator Keith Patterson, who recruited McGrady, left to take a position at West Virginia. ASU head coach Gus Malzahn stood behind the initial offer but also released McGrady to look at other schools.
Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship offered McGrady a grayshirt opportunity, and he plans to sign this week.
DEER CREEK'S HELLBUSCH OUT FOR SEASON
Deer Creek's Isaac Hellbusch was expected to be one of the top pitchers in the state this season.
But his senior season ended before it began, as a broken wrist suffered in a fall at home will keep Hellbusch out for the year.
“It's just one of those things,” Deer Creek coach Ron Moore said. “At least it happened now so we can adjust to it.”
Hellbusch, an Arkansas signee, was 9-0 with a 2.11 ERA. He struck out 56 in 53 innings as a junior, helping the Antlers to the Class 5A championship game.
DOUGLASS TRIO PICK COLLEGES
Three more Douglass football players have signed letters of intent, making six in all who will play college football.
Late last week, receiver/defensive back Andrew Bailey signed with the new football program at Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee, while QB/DB Chris Compton and lineman Camron Dizer signed with Texas College in Tyler, Texas.