Football recruiting is gaining steam quickly for the state's 2015 class.
Four juniors received their first Division I scholarship offers last week, including Oklahoma State's offer to Norman North quarterback John Kolar.
The athletic, strong-armed Kolar, 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, was the Timberwolves' starter for the second half of the season after now-Alabama freshman David Cornwell was injured. Kolar threw for 1,675 yards and 15 TDs with just two interceptions, completing 64.9 percent of his passes.
Westmoore receiver Dahu Green, 6-3, 190, picked up two offers, from Louisville and Tulsa, following his junior season in which he had 700 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Louisville could begin to show more involvement on the Oklahoma recruiting scene than in years past, with former OU quarterback Garrick McGee now working as the school's offensive coordinator. McGee has recruited the state hard at all of his college stops, including Arkansas and Alabama-Birmingham.
Anadarko's Tramayne Wauahdooah, a 6-3, 200-pound linebacker, received an offer from Tulsa, according to the Oklahoma High School Sports Express.
And Rivals.com reported that Del City's versatile athlete Davion Freeman, 5-10, 160, has been offered by North Texas.
In all, 10 players in the 2015 class have reported Division I offers so far.
OSSAA INCREASES REIMBURSEMENT FOR BASKETBALL SECURITY
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors voted Wednesday to increase the amount reimbursed to schools hosting district and regional tournaments in basketball for security purposes.
Schools hosting districts will now receive an additional $50 per game. Schools hosting regionals will receive $75 per game, increasing the game-day reimbursement total of $392,468 by around $78,000. Additionally, the OSSAA reimburses around $385,000 for other expenses to schools during the basketball playoffs.
That was just one change the board approved among others.
*The OSSAA reimbursed $470,643 to schools in the football playoffs this past season.
*Enduro Timing was awarded the contract to run timing services in the spring's state track championships. The former company, Precision Timing, is no longer in business.
*The board of directors has elected to record votes in a roll-call fashion starting at March's meeting. The OSSAA has come under fire the past few months from the Oklahoma legislature for not following that procedure.
MUSTANG CHEERLEADER RELEASED, DOING WELL
Mustang freshman cheerleader Kailee James, who was injured Friday night during the Mustang-Edmond Santa Fe boys basketball game, was released from the hospital with no injuries Saturday morning, according to the Mustang Times.
James was injured when she landed awkwardly on her head while performing during a timeout. The game was stopped for 45 minutes while Mustang administrators and medical personnel tended to her on the court.
Before she left the gym, she was said to be moving all of her limbs, and the ambulance took her to the hospital as a precautionary measure.