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High schools: Cooper Bassett's younger brother Dawson commits to Oklahoma State

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Oklahoman Published: January 30, 2013


Southmoore linebacker Cody Earp committed to Colorado State-Pueblo last weekend, becoming the eighth SaberCats player to make his college decision.

Earp had 70 tackles this season.

CSU-Pueblo went 12-1 this season, falling in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.

In addition to Earp, Terrance Bonner (East Central), Dapree Carson (Arkansas Tech), Karltrell Henderson (Southwestern Oklahoma State), Johnathan Martin (Southern Nazarene), Jackson Stallings (Yale) and Nick Ward (Wofford) are expected to sign next Wednesday.

In addition, D.J. Ward, who attended Southmoore for the first semester but didn't play due to an OSSAA ruling, is already in school at Oklahoma.

Jake Spradling is still making his college decision but is likely to sign next week as well.

Piedmont-Tuttle dual should determine top seed

Tuttle hosts Piedmont Thursday night in a wrestling dual that has state tournament implications.

“It's an important dual. It kind of determine seedings for duals state,” Tuttle coach Matt Surber said.

Both Tuttle and Piedmont have qualified to the Class 4A state wrestling dual championships in Cushing on Feb. 9.

The winner of Thursday night's dual likely will get the top seed from the west in the dual state championships. The other two schools from the west side of the state in the tourney are Blackwell and Weatherford.

Locust Grove, Wagoner, Bristow and Vinita are the four qualifiers from the eastern side of the state in Class 4A.

It is the first time in school history that Piedmont has qualified for the dual state tournament. Tuttle is seeking its fourth straight dual state title and is currently ranked No. 1 in Class 4A.

Tuttle is 8-2 in duals this season, losing only to 6A's Broken Arrow and traditional power Allen, Texas. The Tigers' dual with Piedmont begins at 6 p.m.

“I like to have tough duals at the end of the year,” Surber said. "It kind of gets us ready (for the state tournament).”


Destiny Christian offensive lineman Shaun Edwards and running back Dion'Tay Washington are quietly receiving interest from recruiters across the state.

Edwards, who is 6-foot-7 and 315 pounds, was receiving interest early from Houston, but now is likely to remain closer to home at either East Central University, Oklahoma Baptist or Emporia State (Kan.), according to assistant coach John Morstad.

Washington recently visited Tulsa, but has not received an offer, Morstad said.

Destiny Christian won the OCSAA Class 3A state championship in the fall.


The Suburban Conference Swim Championships are at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Harrah.

Deer Creek, Shawnee, Carl Albert, Piedmont and Chickasha are competing.

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