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High school notebook: Lawton's Ivan Thomas commits to Texas Tech

The Red Raiders landed their third Oklahoma prospect Thursday night when Lawton defensive tackle Ivan Thomas announced his verbal commitment on Twitter.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: June 21, 2013
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photo - Lawton's Ivan Thomas runs against Edmond Santa Fe during a high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, October 11, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Lawton's Ivan Thomas runs against Edmond Santa Fe during a high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, October 11, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

New Texas Tech coach Klilff Kingsbury and his staff are working hard on the Oklahoma recruiting trail.

The Red Raiders landed their third Oklahoma prospect Thursday night when Lawton defensive tackle Ivan Thomas announced his verbal commitment on Twitter.

Thomas, 6 feet, 265 pounds, has spent most of the last two seasons as a running back, but has shown that those quick and powerful skills translate to the defensive line as well. Thomas, who also had an offer from Kansas State, was rated No. 26 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruiting list for the class of 2014.

Millwood receiver Cameron Batson and Douglass offensive lineman Mildren Montgomery have also committed to Texas Tech.

Thomas becomes the state's 15th player committed to an NCAA Division I FBS program, 10 of whom are committed to teams from BCS conferences — eight in the Big 12 and one each in the SEC and Pac-12.

BAJEMA, CHAMBERLAIN TEAM UP FOR FREE NFL CAMP

Super Bowl champion Billy Bajema of the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints linebacker Chris Chamberlain have partnered with the FCA for the NFL Experience football camp, a free, two-day camp for boys age 11-14.

The camp will be held June 24-25 at the Southern Nazarene football facility located at NW 50th St. and Stinchcomb Rd.

Bajema, a former OSU and Westmoore standout, and Chamberlain, who played at Tulsa and Bethany, will work as coaches at the camp each day, alongside some of the state's top high school coaches.

The camp is designed to introduce athletes to football in a fun, non-contact manner to teach fundamentals and improve players' skills and understanding of the game.

Each camper will receive a T-shirt. The camp is open to the first 150 boys to register. More information is available by calling (405) 285-9399.

ALLONZO TRIER STACKING UP OFFERS

Tulsa NOAH junior-to-be Allonzo Trier is busy on the summer basketball circuit once again this year, and the results are showing up in the form of scholarship offers.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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