• Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up commitment from three-star safety Kahlil Haughton

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up its second defensive commitment in one day Friday afternoon, when three-star safety Kahlil Haughton announced he’d chosen the Sooners. Haughton — from Midway High in Waco, Texas — chose Oklahoma over offers from Arkansas, Baylor and Texas Tech, among others. Haughton’s announcement came only hours after the Sooners picked up […]

  • Four-star linebacker Ricky DeBerry commits to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up a major linebacker commit Friday morning when Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee’s Ricky DeBerry committed to the Sooners. DeBerry (6-foot-2, 231 pounds) chose the Sooners over Virginia. The Rivals four-star outside linebacker also had offers from Alabama, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and USC among others. DeBerry came to Norman on his first […]

  • High school notebook: Kansas, Wyoming snag recruits from Oklahoma

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Kingfisher senior Jace Sternberger is already buying into what new Kansas coach David Beaty envisions. Sternberger was one of two Oklahoma football players to announce their verbal commitments Sunday on Twitter. Putnam City defensive end Chris Pogi posted that he had committed to Wyoming.

  • Report: Oklahoma State gets commitment from UAB transfer Victor Salako

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Oklahoma State may have picked up the offensive line help it needed in former Alabama-Birmingham offensive tackle Victor Salako. Salako (6-foot-6, 315 pounds) will reportedly transfer to OSU for the 2015 season. UAB announced last week that it was shutting down its football program, leaving the door open for players to transfer to other schools […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Kansas State safety commit Bryce Balous flips, picks the Cowboys

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Bryce Balous — a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety from McKinney North High School (Texas) — has committed to Oklahoma State’s 2015 class after a previous verbal commitment to Kansas State. Balous’ change in status was first reported by Alex King of footballbraniacs.com: LINK Balous (a Rivals-rated two-star prospect and a Scout-rated three-star prospect) is teammates with […]

  • Oklahoma, Oklahoma State 2015 commits rank in ESPN's junior college top 50

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Three Oklahoma commitments and one Oklahoma State commitment are in ESPN.com's latest rankings of the top 50 junior college football players in America. Wide receiver  Dede Westbrook (Blinn College, Bresham, Texas) and defensive back William Johnson (Monroe College, Rochester, N.Y.) are ranked Nos. 12 and 13, respectively, in the ESPN JC50. Westbrook and Johnson committed to the Sooners just days apart last week. Also in the rankings for the Sooners at No. 37 is offensive guard  Jamal Danley of East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, Miss.). Oklahoma State has a commitment from Tyler Junior College (Tyler, Texas) defensive tackle Motekiai Maile, who is ranked No. 49 on the list. (h/t Dane Beavers )

  • Edmond Memorial SF Kristian Doolittle commits to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Oklahoma basketball picked up its second commitment for the 2016 class Tuesday when Edmond Memorial small forward Kristian Doolittle committed to the Sooners. Doolittle (6-foot-6) joins Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard in committing to the Sooners for 2016. As a sophomore last season, Doolittle averaged 14.6 points and 8.3 rebounds and had 60 assists last season. <iframe width=”620″ height=”350″ […]

  • OU football: Sooners add first 2016 commitment in OL Jean Delance

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Oklahoma is on a roll on the recruiting trail, as the Sooners received their first Class of 2016 football commitment Tuesday from North Mesquite (Texas) offensive tackle Jean Delance. Delance (6-foot-5, 270 pounds) is rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 27 offensive tackle in the nation by 247sports.com's composite rankings. Delance selected the Sooners over offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Ohio State and TCU, among others. Delance was on campus Saturday for the Sooners 44-7 win over Kansas in Norman. Delance is the third commitment for the Sooners in three days, joining 2015 juco commits Will Johnson, who committed Sunday , and Dede Westbrook, who committed Tuesday .

  • OU football: Sooners receive commitment from junior college receiver Dede Westbrook

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    OU received some help at the wide receiver position for 2015 with a commitment from  Blinn College (Bresham, Texas) prospect Dede Westbrook on Tuesday. "I finally came to my decision.. There's only one..#BoomerSooner I will be taking my talents to Norman, OK in January..#Sooners," Westbrook announced Tuesday morning via Twitter. Westbrook was in Norman for the Sooners' 44-7 win over Kansas on Saturday. He's the 16th commitment in OU's 2015 recruiting class, and the second juco commit for the Sooners this week, joining defensive back William Johnson, who committed on Sunday . Westbrook (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) leads Blinn with 76 receptions for 1,487 yards in eight games, and is second on the team in touchdown catches (13).

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners make list of final seven schools for five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma has struggled to pick up commitments from linebackers for its 2015 recruiting class, but got a bit of good news on that front Monday. Five-star linebacker prospect Malik Jefferson tweeted his final seven schools, and Oklahoma was on the list along with Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, TCU and UCLA. Jefferson, a […]

  • Oklahoma football: Edmond Santa Fe's Bundage offered by OU

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Recruiting is rapidly picking up for Edmond Santa Fe junior Calvin Bundage. Bundage said on Twitter early Wednesday that he has received his second Division I scholarship offer, this time from Oklahoma. A safety for the Wolves this past season, Bundage was one of the team’s leading tacklers and playmakers with 81 tackles and one interception. He missed one game with a concussion. His first offer recently came from Tulsa at linebacker, a position many feel will be a better fit for him at the collegiate level. Bundage is the younger brother of Cayman Bundage, a former standout offensive lineman at Douglass who is playing for Arizona.

  • Oklahoma football: Commitment list for the class of 2015

    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    RECRUITING — Here’s the Oklahoma Sooners’ commitment list for the class of 2014 through Nov. 6.

  • Five underrated Oklahoma high school football recruiting prospects

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Here are five underrated Oklahoma high school players who aren’t yet on the radar of a lot of college programs, but have the talent to play at the next level.

  • How the Wyoming football program has been successfully recruiting Oklahomans

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Kingfisher’s Kaden Jackson, Douglass’ Dameko Doddles and Broken Bow’s Jaylon Watson have verbally committed to Wyoming, and another local star — Del City’s Davion Freeman — recently took an official visit there as he weighs the five schools that have offered him.

  • Recruiting: Edmond Santa Fe's Keaton Torre commits to Louisville

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior quarterback Keaton Torre fell in love with Louisville during a visit before the season started. He’s about to become very familiar with the Atlantic Coast Conference school. Torre announced Saturday that he has verbally committed to the Cardinals, joining Westmoore star senior receiver Dahu Green as the Cardinals’ commitments from Oklahoma. “I just really love what they’re doing down there,” Torre told The Oklahoman. “It really fits me well what they’re doing down there.” Torre, who is 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, entered Friday completing 50 percent of his passes for 705 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions.

  • Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Keaton Torre commits to Louisville

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior quarterback Keaton Torre fell in love with Louisville during a visit before the season started. He’s about to become very familiar with the Atlantic Coast Conference school. Torre announced Saturday that he has verbally committed to the Cardinals, joining Westmoore star senior receiver Dahu Green as the latest commitment […]

  • OSU basketball: Five-star guard Jawun Evans commits to Cowboys

    john helsley | Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Oklahoma State’s 2015 basketball recruiting class received a needed jolt Wednesday, with five-star point guard Jawun Evans committing to the Cowboys. A 6-foot senior at Dallas Kimball High, Evans announced his decision via ESPN.com. He is a consensus pick as one of the nation’s premier point guards, rated as the No. 3 point by Scout.com. Some recruiting analysts consider Evans to be the top player overall in Texas. “The No. 1 asset that he brings is speed,” Scout.com analyst Brian Snow wrote in a pre-decision primer on Evans. “There might not be a faster player in the country getting baseline-to-baseline with the basketball than Evans. “Beyond just his speed, Evans is also

  • High school softball: Western Heights off to strong start

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Western Heights won just a dozen softball games all of last season. Nearly a month into this season, the Jets are nearly past that total with an 11-8 record under new coach Tami Loy. “They’re just getting out there and they’re battling through,” Loy said. “We’re not doing things perfect, but we’re staying with it and they’ve really bought into the process.” Loy, who spent the past 15 seasons as Southwestern Oklahoma State’s coach, said she is getting strong play from her 10 seniors — including pitcher Miceala Escimila, catcher Aubrey Bigger and Brandy Piper. Shortstop Octavia Woodson was off to a great start as well, but suffered a broken hand last week.

  • Athletes get the mic: Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand interviews teammate Robert Charlton

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    [brightcove]3750427378001[/brightcove] Edmond Memorial running back Warren Wand is no stranger to being interviewed. Recently at The Oklahoman‘s Media Day he had the chance to ask the questions, interviewing teammate Robert Charlton. Wand took a professional approach – much like he plays – and asked some solid questions of his speedy teammate. Watch the video above […]

  • High school softball: Mustang pitcher Jayden Chestnut is more relaxed this season

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Senior has thrown two perfect games and two no-hitters in seven starts this season.