Oklahoma picked up another in-state commitment for its 2017 class Saturday when Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas announced his decision to go to OU.
Thomas chose the Sooners over Oklahoma State, Missouri and Tennessee among others.
Thomas (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) is the fourth recruit from the state from the class to commit to the Sooners, joining Collinsville's Levi Draper, John Marshall's Justin Broiles and Tulsa Union's Tre Brown.
He's the 13th 2017 commitment for the Sooners, who are No. 2 behind Ohio State in Rivals' team rankings for the class.
Norman standout Marisa Fleck recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Southeastern Oklahoma State, the school announced.
Last season, she hit .450 with 16 home runs and 45 RBIs while playing for former SEOSU standout Courtne St. Clair. She was on The Oklahoman’s All-City second team.
Fleck is also standout in track and field, where she won the Class 6A title for shot put and finished second in the discus.
Southmoore quarterback Casey Thompson waited for the better part of three weeks for the scholarship offer.
It finally arrived late Wednesday night, and now there’s a chance a family tradition could continue.
Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley offered the dual-threat quarterback, a day after Ohio State offered.
“Today’s offer hasn’t shocked me and I’m not into all the hype,” Thompson told The Oklahoman via text message. “From the outside looking in, you wouldn’t be able to see a difference in me! I (definitely) wanted it (though) and have been waiting. Just took off some pressure.”
SoonerScoop.com’s Josh McCuistion first reported
Deer Creek junior pitcher Mitchell Stone is heading to Wrigley Field this summer.
Stone was announced Wednesday as an addition to the Under Armour All-America game scheduled for Saturday, July 23, at the iconic stadium.
Stone, a 6-foot-9 left-hander committed to Oklahoma State, led Deer Creek to the Class 6A state championship game last week. He pitched seven strong innings during the state quarterfinals and had a pinch-hit home run in the state semifinals.
He joins Southmoore junior outfielder Conner Uselton in the game. Uselton’s participation was announced in January.
Oklahoma's men's basketball team added another piece to its 2016 class Monday, snagging 6-foot-3 guard Jordan Shepherd.
Shepherd, from Asheville Christian Academy in Swannanoa, N.C., committed to James Madison in January but reopened his recruitment after a coaching change at the school.
The combo guard, who spent plenty of time at the point in high school, adds yet another backcourt player in this year's class. Shepherd joins Kameron McGusty and Darrion Strong as guards in the 2016 class for the Sooners.
Oklahoma also added Ohio State transfer Austin Grandstaff, who will be eligible at semester.
Shepherd averaged 19.2 points, 5.1 assists and 2.1 steals per
An in-state target for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State added a big scholarship offer to his impressive list over the weekend.
Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas was offered by defending national champion Alabama.
Thomas, who is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior, tweeted news of the offer.
Thomas now has 16 scholarship offers, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Missouri.
Thomas could follow the path of another local product. Tulsa McLain’s Joshua Jacobs signed with Alabama on National Signing Day in February as a running back, choosing the Crimson Tide over the Sooners.
Hours after losing a wide receiver prospect, Oklahoma added a running back to its 2017 group of commitments.
Four-star Trey Sermon from Marietta (Ga.) Sprayberry announced his commitment to the Sooners on Twitter.
Sermon (6-foot-1, 221 pounds) has offers that include Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Michigan and Michigan State among others.
Sermon is the No. 9 running back in the 2017 class according to Rivals.com and the No. 148 overall player in the class.
Sermon is the 12th commitment for next year's class for Oklahoma.
Earlier Friday, four-star wide receiver CeeDee Lamb of Richmond, Texas, announced that he would re-open his recruitment after being committed to
Wide receiver prospect CeeDee Lamb decommitted from Oklahoma on Friday, announcing his decision to re-open his recruitment on Twitter.
"I want to make sure the school I sign to is the right school for me," Lamb posted.
Lamb (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) committed to the Sooners in December. At that time, his other offers included Oklahoma State, Houston, Illinois and Kansas.
Since, he's added offers that include Florida, Baylor, Ole Miss and Texas A&M.
Since Lamb's commitment, Oklahoma has added two other wide receiver commitments for the 2017 class—Charleston Rambo and Jalen Reagor.