Jones wide receiver Tylor Seabolt verbally committed to the University of Central Oklahoma after a weekend visit.
“It was a comfortable fit for me,” Seabolt said. “Coach (Nick) Bobeck applies a lot of the same methods that coach (Dave) Martin and the other coaches at Jones use. They made me feel really at home.”
Seabolt (6-foot-3, 170 pounds) had 68 catches for 1,213 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, helping the Longhorns reach the Class 2A championship game.
Seabolt scored Jones' lone touchdown in the game, a highlight-reel 33-yard catch that was featured on several ESPN programs and has more than 225,000 views on YouTube.
Bobeck was named the Bronchos head coach earlier this month. The Beaver native and former UCO player had spent the last four years as the coach at Navarro (Texas) College, a junior college power.
Seabolt said he wanted to show other, bigger programs that they made a mistake in passing him over.
“That's going to be a big fuel in my drive to show people,” Seabolt said. “I want people to say, ‘Where did this kid come from?”
SATTERTHWAITE NAMED RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Norman senior Tanner Satterthwaite was chosen as the 2011-12 Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
The award recognizes outstanding athletic performance as well as academics and character. The award puts him up for Gatorade's National Boys Runner of the Year award.
Satterthwaite won the Class 6A state championship as a junior, and finished fourth at the state meet as a senior, helping Norman claim the 6A team title.
He was Oklahoma's best finisher at the 2011 Nike Cross Nationals South Regional championships, placing 26th. He also won the Oklahoma Meet of Champions and the Oklahoma-Arkansas All-Star Cross Country Meet.
Satterthwaite remains undecided on a college choice.
MIDWEST CITY'S MORAN COMMITS TO NSU
Midwest City offensive lineman Dakota Moran verbally committed to Northeastern State University last weekend.