Oklahoma's deep class of 2014 football recruits keeps gaining momentum, and a couple of Oklahoma City players, and one from Moore, helped the cause this week.
Bishop McGuinness quarterback Jacob Lewis and Millwood receiver/defensive back Alfonzo McMillian each picked up scholarship offers Monday. Southmoore wide receiver Jalen Adams added one Tuesday.
Lewis' offer came from Navy, his second Division I FBS offer, and second from a military academy. He was offered by Air Force late last month, to go with offers from South Dakota, Harvard and Yale.
McMillian, who got an offer from North Texas last week, added one from Sam Houston State on Monday.
Adams, who recently picked up an offer from Indiana, received an offer from Air Force.
FREE NFL FOOTBALL CAMP OFFERED
Casady will host a free National Football League High School Player Development Camp and 7 on 7 tournament from June 17-19.
The camp, for players from ninth through 12th grade, runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day at the school, located at 9500 N. Pennsylvania.
Registration is required and a maximum of 300 players may sign up. Every athlete receives a Nike jersey, planner and lunch for all three days.
The winner of the 7-on-7 tournament will be invited to play in the NFL regional tournament.
The register or for more information, email camp director John Jensen at email@example.com.
ZINN STAYING AT ANADARKO
Jeff Zinn decided last week to remain at Anadarko, just one month after he accepted the girls basketball position at Cushing.
Anadarko advanced the Class 4A semifinals last season after winning the state championship in 2012. Cushing also made the semifinals last season.
Zinn said the choice to remain with the Warriors came down to where his heart was.
“It was one of those deals where everything was great at Cushing but there was something that was tearing at us the whole time,” he said. “You never know if you're doing the right thing or not and everybody says, ‘Well, it's a business.' Well, it's not a business; you're in the profession of caring for kids and others and your heart has a lot to do with it and we just felt that we could probably best serve here.”
Zinn staying in Anadarko now leaves Cushing scrambling to find a coach.
“I just hate it because they're such good people and I got to know some of the kids,” Zinn said. “They're as good as it gets, as far as that goes. I feel bad because I left them in a bind right now … but hopefully they'll be able to go find somebody to take it.”
CLINTON'S SIMPKINS GETS FIRST OFFER
Clinton running back Marquiz Simpkins became the third state player from the 2015 class to pick up a Division I offer Tuesday.
Simpkins received an offer from Tulsa after a solid performance at the Golden Hurricane's camp.
Simpkins had a huge sophomore season, rushing for 2,009 yards and 29 touchdowns on 199 carries, helping the Red Tornadoes to the Class 4A state title.
Simpkins joins Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali and Lawton offensive lineman Jalin Barnett as juniors-to-be with offers.
OCU SIGNS GIGGER
Moore basketball standout Dorian Gigger recently signed a letter of intent to continue his career at Oklahoma City University.
Gigger, who played for OCU alum Aaron Howell at Moore, averaged 14.9 points as a senior.
“Dorian has been the backbone of the Moore basketball program for four years,” said Howell, who was part of OCU's 1996 NAIA national championship team. “He is a leader on and off the court and has the drive and heart to continue to grow throughout his OCU career and his life. He is truly deserving of any and all accolades and many more.”