Putnam City linebacker Travis DeGrate announced late Tuesday evening that he is heading to the Canadian Prep Football Academy to reclassify and join the 2017 recruiting class.
DeGrate had signed with Victor Valley Community College (Calif.).
“I really like the coaching staff,” DeGrate told The Oklahoman in a message on Twitter. “I believe they can get me to where I want to be.”
He isn’t the first 2016 recruit from Oklahoma to join the academy. Mustang tight end Blake Williams is also heading to the prep academy.
The program is coached by former Cal receiver Greg McArthur, who caught passes from Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers.
Former Putnam City and Oklahoma State star Andrew Heaney’s season is not off to a great start.
The Los Angeles Angels placed the left-hander on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a flexor muscle strain in his left arm.
Former Oklahoma City RedHawk Nick Tropeano was promoted from Triple A to replace Heaney in the rotation.
Heaney, 24, complained of tightness in his forearm after his start Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs, according to the Los Angeles Times. He had an MRI that confirmed the strain and will be shut down from throwing for an indefinite period.
The newspaper reports that Angels officials said that doctors determined Heaney’s elbow ligament is fine.