Northeastern State was 7-5 last season and played in the Mineral Wells Bowl. NSU joins the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association next year.
EDMOND NORTH'S BENWAY, DAVIS COMMIT TO NEO
Edmond North running back Jared Benway and tight end Troy Davis both committed to start their college football careers at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami on Saturday.
Benway, who lost his entire junior season to a torn ACL, shared the backfield with speedster Jarion Tudman as a senior. Much of his role was a blocking one, but he also rushed for 574 yards and six touchdowns.
Davis caught 31 passes for 374 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. Edmond North finished the season 9-3 with a tough, 17-16 loss in the Class 6A quarterfinals to eventual state champion Tulsa Union.
NWC'S GORHAM COMMITS TO ASHLAND
Northwest Classen quarterback Christian Gorham has verbally committed to Ashland University, an NCAA Division II program in Ashland, Ohio.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Gorham quarterbacked the Knights to an average of 20 points per game as a senior, one of the most productive offensive seasons in recent history for the struggling program.
Gorham was invited to Ashland's quarterback camp last summer, where he was able to meet the coaching staff and view the campus, including its multi-million-dollar facilities upgrade.
He received a scholarship offer last week and verbally committed over the weekend.
Ashland is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, playing against programs such as Wayne State, Findlay, Northern Michigan and Saginaw Valley State. The Eagles finished 6-5 last season.