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Mike Sherman is sports editor of The Oklahoman, where he has a combined 18 years of service during two stints as a writer and an editor.
He covered high school sports for The Oklahoman from 1984-93. He also worked as a news writer for the Daily Local News of West Chester, Pa. (1993-94), sports editor for the Observer-Dispatch of Utica, N.Y. (1994-97) and an assistant city editor for The Tennessean of Nashville, Tenn. (1997-2002).
Mike is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, Hammond High School in Columbia, Md., and a proud native of Savage, Md.
National Signing Day started off with a Sooner surprise when four-star receiver Mykel Jones of Patterson (La.) High School signed with Oklahoma.
Jones (6-0, 180 pounds) visited Alabama and Tennessee before cancelling a trip to Ole Miss last weekend in favor of a Norman visit.
"He's a major get," said Jason Kersey, OU beat writer for The Oklahoman, in this video with Jenni Carlson. "They needed at least one more wide receiver with what they were losing, and in Lincoln Riley's offense you can never have enough receivers."
Jones made his announcement in the Patterson gymnasium Wednesday morning. After thanking his family, friends and supporters, he acknowledged how stressful the decision had been.