Though it's a team without a head coach, Alfonzo McMillian feels it's the team for him.
McMillian, the 6-foot, 185-pound Millwood standout, verbally committed to Sam Houston State on Friday.
“It looks like a cool place with a lot of stuff to do,” he said. “I'm planning to go down there soon for a visit. Recruiting has been pretty hard, but I feel like I made the right decision.”
Former Bearkats coach Willie Fritz was hired last week by Georgia Southern after leading Sam Houston State to the Division I FCS title game in 2011 and 2012.
McMillian says he doesn't know yet which side of the ball he'll be playing, but is prepared to step in either at receiver or defensive back. As a senior, McMillian was a first-team selection on The Oklahoman's Little All-City team, finishing the year with 893 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, as well as four interceptions on defense.
McMillian also had offers from Washington State and North Texas.
There are three other Oklahoma players on the Bearkats' roster, though former Midwest City star Timothy Flanders completed his eligibility this past season. Offensive linemen Brandon DeWitt and Ryne Yost, both from Lawton, are on the roster as well.
EDMOND NORTH SWIMMERS DOMINANT
The boys and girls swim teams from Edmond North displayed their dominance in a meet involving the three Edmond schools and Jenks on Thursday night at Oklahoma City Community College.
Edmond North won 16 of the 22 total events, with the boys and girls teams winning eight each.
The boys team was led by Garrett Duncan, Joe Short and Alan Tran, who each won two individual events and contributed to relay victories.
For the girls, Ally Robertson, Sarah Helton and Ryanne Vance each won two individual events and combined with Olivia Seefeldt to win the 200-yard medley relay.
FORMER HENNESSEY ASSISTANT NAMED COACH IN MISSOURI
Former Hennessey volunteer assistant football coach Corey Henry was named head coach at McDonald County (Mo.) last week, the McDonald County Press reported.
Henry spent the past two seasons as McDonald County's middle school football coach, giving him some familiarity with the players.
“I couldn't be at a better place to begin my head coaching career,” Henry told the paper. “I am very familiar with next year's sophomores and freshmen, and have been around the upper classmen as a freshman basketball coach. They are a great group of boys.”
Henry, an Afton native, graduated from Oklahoma State in 2012. During his time there, he volunteered at Hennessey. He also attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M for two years, and he assisted at Miami High School during that time.