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High school notebook: Norman's Zac Uhles commits to Tulsa

Norman offensive lineman Zac Uhles committed to the Golden Hurricane on Monday. He also had an offer from Texas State.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: June 27, 2012

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.


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, 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 senior punter Preston Couch has been named to the Ray Guy/ 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 Academy in Dallas earlier this month, winning an award for the best hang time among punters at 4.52 seconds.

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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
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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