First-year Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury extended an offer to the 5-foot-9, 165-pound Batson, who was No. 24 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list ranking the 2014 class of football recruits.
The offer came less than two weeks after one of Kingsbury's mentors — former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, now at Washington State — offered Batson a scholarship as well.
Batson is also gaining interest from Texas A&M, which has invited him to campus this weekend. Oklahoma State, California and Ohio are among the other programs actively recruiting Batson.
HENNESSEY'S HILL, PINA INVITED TO ALL-STAR GAME
Hennessey football players Levi Hill and Octavio Pina have been selected to play in the Childress Rotary Greenbelt Bowl Classic.
The game, which will be held for the 64th time on June 15 in Childress, Texas, was designed in 1950 to give exposure to players from smaller schools in the region.
Hill and Pina both played key roles for the Eagles the last three years, helping win two state championships.
THREE TITLES FOR THE TRIPLETS
Andrew, Joel and Lance Dixon — the triplets from Edmond North — each won state wrestling titles for the first time Saturday night at State Fair Arena.
The Edmond North juniors started wrestling when they were 8-years-old, but said they hated the sport in the beginning.
“The only reason we stuck with it was because we hated swimming more than we hated wrestling,” Joel Dixon said.
Growing up in a house with triplets who each wrestle was costly at times, the Dixons said.
“It led to a lot of broken stuff,” Andrew Dixon said.
Lance Dixon always blamed Joel when the horseplay got out of hand.
“He always was nice enough to take the blame,” he said.
THREE TITLES FOR EDMOND NORTH
Not only did Edmond North take the state dual and tournament wrestling championships in Class 6A, the Huskies won the academic crown as well with a team grade-point average of 3.5.
“Being academic state champions is a huge accomplishment,” Andrew Dixon said. “We try to keep our grade-point average up. We are not only good on the mat but good in the classroom and that means a lot to our coach.”
FORMER SANTA FE STANDOUT EARNS HONOR
Air Force sophomore Jimi Blagowsky, a former Edmond Santa Fe standout, was named the Mountain West women's basketball player of the week.
Blagowsky scored a career-high 19 points off the bench in the Falcons' 77-72 win over Boise State on Wednesday.
Blagowsky was 7 of 12 from the field, including 3 of 4 from behind the 3-point line. She also had career highs in rebounds (7) and steals (3) and had two assists.