Tulsa continued its strong in-state recruiting earlier this week, picking up a commitment from Norman offensive lineman Zac Uhles.
Uhles (6-foot-4, 260 pounds) committed to the Golden Hurricane on Monday.
He had an offer from Texas State and was starting to draw greater attention following strong showings during the summer.
He's the second in-state offensive lineman to commit to Tulsa, joining Vian's Rob Boyd.
The Golden Hurricane have six in-state commitments overall.
OKU SIGNS WITH ARKANSAS STATE
More than a year after announcing his intention to transfer from Tennessee, former Carl Albert standout David Oku signed with Arkansas State on Wednesday.
Oku was the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country coming out of high school, according to Rivals.com, and chose the Volunteers over a group that included Auburn, Syracuse, Nebraska and Oklahoma State.
He ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as a freshman at Tennessee, while also seeing time at kick returner. As a sophomore, he ran for 174 yards on 42 carries.
After missing last season, Oku is expected to be eligible to play for the Red Wolves this season.
As a senior at Carl Albert, Oku ran for 1,905 yards and 23 touchdowns and was named to The Oklahoman's All-State team for the second consecutive season. Oku ran for 1,628 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior despite being slowed by ankle injuries.
He transferred to Lincoln (Neb.) East High School late in his senior year to finish his high school education.
NORMAN NORTH'S COUCH ON TOP PROSPECT LIST
Norman North senior punter Preston Couch has been named to the Ray Guy/ProKicker.com top 100 prospect list after his performance at a recent camp.
Athletes named to the top prospect list for each camp were individually evaluated and graded on details such as accuracy, timing, and distance.
Couch participated in the ProKicker.com Academy in Dallas earlier this month, winning an award for the best hang time among punters at 4.52 seconds.
EPIC GYMNAST SIGNS WITH MISSOURI
Epic Charter Schools gymnast Rachel Henderson signed with Missouri on Tuesday night.
Henderson signed with the Tigers after finishing her final two years or coursework in just one year with the online public school.
“We're extremely proud of Rachel,” Epic Charter founder David Chaney said in a release. “She is a fine student and a perfect example of why our school model exists.”
OFC '96 GIRLS TEAM REACHES REGIONAL FINAL
The OFC '96 Girls U-16 soccer team reached the Region III finals in South Carolina earlier this month, falling 9-8 in an extended shootout.
The team won an Oklahoma state championship and finished second in the Regional Premier League to qualify for the Region III tournament.
In the finals against CESA of South Carolina, the match was scoreless after regulation and two 15-minute overtimes. It remained tied after the first five rounds of the shootout, and it took four more rounds in the shootout to settle the match.
Through pool and bracket play, OFC '96 allowed only one goal in six matches.
HOLE-IN-ONE BOOSTS LANGLEY
Shawnee junior-to-be Daniel Langley advanced to the Oklahoma State Amateur on Tuesday, shooting a two-under 69 at Page Belcher in Tulsa.
Langley’s round was boosted by his hole-in-one on No. 15. He birdied holes 14 and 16, jumping him up the leaderboard as the round closed.
Former Grove High School standout Tyler Carson, who played collegiately at Tulsa, won the tournament with a 5-under 66.
A second qualifier was held Wednesday at Lincoln Park West in Oklahoma City.
Five golfers tied for the top spot at 3-under 68.
Among the other qualifiers for the state amateur was recent Edmond North grad Michael Hampton and recent Heritage Hall grad
Trent Mewbourn, who eached finished in a tie for 11th at 1-under 70.
The state amateur, a 64-player match-play event, will be played July 16-18 at Tulsa’s Southern Hills.