NORMAN — Jason Kersey is joining the University of Oklahoma coverage team for The Oklahoman after a year on the high schools beat.
Kersey, 25, is a Noble High School and OU graduate. He's been with the paper since November 2006.
“We're excited about the energy, ideas and commitment Jason will bring to the OU beat, just as he has to everything he's done at The Oklahoman,” Sports Editor Mike Sherman said.
He worked on the copy desk and coordinated Thunder coverage before spending the last year covering high schools and Oklahoma State football recruiting.
“I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to cover college football,” Kersey said. “It's a dream come true.
“Growing up five minutes south of OU, I'm well aware of the Sooners' tradition and their passionate fan base. I'm excited to tell stories that will bring those fans inside the program.”
On the high schools beat, Kersey's coverage was focused on Edmond-area and private schools football, girls basketball, soccer and tennis.
During the 2011 high school football season, he broke the news of Barry J. Sanders' commitment to Stanford and spearheaded coverage of Guthrie's saga — from its forfeiture of eight games to its reinstatement into the Class 5A playoffs and eventual state championship.
Before working at The Oklahoman, Kersey covered high schools for the Newcastle Pacer.
Kersey will begin covering Oklahoma football after the high school spring sports championships end next week.
The Oklahoman is in the middle of its search for the other OU beat writer.