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High school notebook: Westmoore's Hunter Southerland commits to OU

Southerland, who just finished his junior season, joins right-hander Kyle Tyler as a Sooner commitment.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: June 4, 2014
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Westmoore catcher Hunter Southerland verbally committed to Oklahoma on Wednesday, giving the Sooners a second player from the Jaguars in the 2015 class.

Southerland, who just finished his junior season, joins right-hander Kyle Tyler as a Sooner commitment.

“I think OU got in there, let him know they wanted him and I think he felt comfortable with them,” Westmoore coach Jarod Freeman said.

Southerland hit .400 last season, hitting five home runs, eight doubles and driving in 32 runs.

PUTNAM CITY GRAD RANEY TRANSFERS TO UAFS

After two years at Canisius (N.Y.), former Putnam City basketball standout Dominique Raney is transferring to Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Raney will have two years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 5.5 points and shot 42.3 percent from the field as a sophomore last season.

He’s the fourth Oklahoma player to join the Lions. Former Roland standout Seth Youngblood and Victory Christian’s L.J. Ross will be sophomores next season, and the Lions signed Del City’s all-time leading scorer, Brett Cannon, in the 2014 class.

SOUTHMOORE’S BRICKMAN LEAVES FOR OBU

Southmoore head football coach Jeff Brickman is stepping down to take an assistant coaching position at Oklahoma Baptist, sources confirmed to The Oklahoman.

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by Scott Wright
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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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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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