• Three OU commits, two OSU commits on ESPN 300

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ESPN released its updated ESPN 300 ranking of the top recruits of the 2015 class Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys get running back commitment

    John Helsley | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Oklahoma State opened its doors for fans –and recruits – to the Orange Blitz on Saturday. The blitz continued Sunday, with the Cowboys picking up a 2015 commitment from running back Ronald Jones, a four-star recruit from McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas. Jones, who attended Saturday’s practice/scrimmage, told GoPokes.com that after recently narrowing his list of schools to eight, OSU had emerged No. 1. “I knew because I felt the most at home there with my experience,” Jones told the website. “I had the best relations with the coaching staff up there. It was just the best of everything for me.” Jones, a 6-foot, 185-pound runner ranked as the nation’s No. 1 running back by Scout.

  • Moore's Halle Melone committs to Southern Miss

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Moore sophomore Halle Melone didn’t waste much time making a decision about her collegiate future.

  • Report: Oklahoma State picks up OL commit Johnny Wilson

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State picked up a commitment from Midland (Texas) Christian offensive lineman Johnny Wilson on Thursday, as reported by Jay Fielder of OState-Illustrated. Wilson (6-foot-4, 290 pounds) is the second commitment for the 2015 class for the Cowboys, joining Norman North quarterback John Kolar. Wilson WATCH: Johnny Wilson highlights

  • Oklahoma State football: Norman North’s John Kolar feels comfortable with commitment

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    NORMAN — It’s been quite the whirlwind for Norman North quarterback John Kolar since Oct. 4. He’s gone from a wide receiver to starting quarterback and now to an Oklahoma State commitment, capping a crazy period for the 6-foot-4 passer. “It’s been unbelievable, to be honest,” Kolar said. “I’m just thankful the way everything has happened.” Kolar announced his commitment to the Cowboys on his Twitter page Wednesday morning, becoming the first verbal commitment for OSU in the 2015 recruiting class. “Just committed to play football at Oklahoma State University. Excited for the opportunities ahead,” the Scout.com three-star recruit tweeted. Kolar said the Cowboys’ current quarterback

  • Sooners get 2014 basketball walk-on

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    Shooting guard Bola Alade will walk-on to the Oklahoma basketball team next season, Alade said on Twitter.

  • Ringling lineman Riley Daniel offered by North Texas

    Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Yet another big lineman in the 2015 class has a Division I scholarship offer.

  • Sooners pick up commitment from Texas CB

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up its fifth commitment for the 2015 class Friday when Dallas South Oak Cliff cornerback Jamile Johnson committed to the Sooners.

  • NCAA recognizes Snapchat as communication tool for recruiting - CBSSports.com

    Published: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    The NCAA will allow coaches to use Snapchat as a method of communication for recruiting, categorizing it just like Twitter messages and Facebook posts. And here we go. Schools will be able to start using Snapchat for recruiting Aug. 1. It's not as if coaches haven't used social media as a tool for communicating with recruits, but Snapchat opens up another interesting Pandora's Box in its format - the photo messages sent via Snapchat are timed to expire once the message is opened by the recipient.

  • OU football: Prep coach says OU will have a 'beast' in defensive back Vontre McQuinnie

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    McQuinnie made a quick impact after transferring to DeSoto High School halfway through his senior season.

  • Recruiting: Douglass DE Deondre Clark to announce college choice at Monday ceremony

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    Signing Day will stretch into next week for Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark. Clark will have his signing day ceremony on 2 p.m. on Monday at Douglass High School, as confirmed by Scott Wright of The Oklahoman. Clark was originally slated to have his ceremony Thursday, but another day of school closings in the Oklahoma City area due to inclement weather pushes the suspense into next week. On Wednesday, numerous sources reported that LSU had received Clark's signed Letter of Intent, which Douglass coach Willis Alexander refuted, and Clark's mother, Dorshell, did not confirm.

  • National Signing Day: Georgia offensive lineman Orlando Brown the biggest — literally and figuratively — surprise for Oklahoma

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    When Orlando Brown Jr. arrived in Duluth, Ga., three years ago and visited the Peachtree Ridge High football offices, he barely fit through the doors. “There's something about Georgia with smaller doorways,” Brown said with a laugh Wednesday. Peachtree coach Mark Fleetwood took one look at the 6-foot-8 giant and didn't mince words. “Son, how much do you weigh?” Fleetwood asked. Brown said 380 pounds. His new coach shot back, “Don't B.S. me.

  • Celebrating on Signing Day without a signing

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Deer Creek's Caden Sander is one of several players to turn down Division II scholarship offers. He planned to attend Oklahoma to study petroleum engineering, and then Sooners assistant coach Josh Heupel called with an invitation he couldn't refuse.

  • National Signing Day: Carl Albert QB Stevie Thompson chooses Pittsburg State over UCO

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    MIDWEST CITY — One of the state's best quarterbacks the last two years, it was unclear just where Carl Albert standout Stevie Thompson would end up for college. Perfectly suited for Carl Albert's run-based offense, Thompson needed a college scheme that would allow him to showcase his skills as well. And he found it at Pittsburg State (Kan.), signing with the Gorillas over Central Oklahoma on Wednesday. “I feel like I fit in more up there,” Thompson said. “They have a great program up there. The offense is more similar to Carl Albert. “It was a tough decision. I had two pretty good offers, and I was just more comfortable with Pitt.” Thompson was one of four Titan football players to sign with

  • Oklahoma State Signing Day: First scholarship offer boosted Dylan Hardin's confidence

    By John Helsley, Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Dylan Harding wasn't sure this was possible. “I always kind of doubted myself up until I got my first offer,” Harding said. There were plenty more after that first one, but it didn't take long to make a decision once the right one came in for the Jenks safety. Wednesday, Harding officially signed with Oklahoma State after committing to the Cowboys in late July. He still spends plenty of time thinking about that first one, though. A couple weeks after the Trojans won the 2012 state championship, Harding was called into the office at school, where he was met by Tulsa assistant Denver Johnson. “I'm about to change your life,” Johnson told Harding before officially extending the offer.

  • National Signing Day: Norman North wideout Nick Basquine headed to OU, tight end Payton Prince signs with Tulsa

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    NORMAN — David Cornwell might already be off to Alabama, but that doesn't mean Norman North didn't have any talented players around for National Signing Day. That included two players headed to Division I programs in the state, and a trio of Central Oklahoma signees on Wednesday. Tight end Payton Prince, who has long been committed to Tulsa, signed his letter of intent, while receiver Nick Basquine officially announced his intentions to join the Oklahoma Sooners as a preferred walk-on. Basquine, a first-team All-State selection by The Oklahoman, had eight scholarship offers, including Division I programs New Mexico and Wyoming, but decided to stay at home in Norman. “Those were some good schools that I turned

  • National Signing Day: Edmond North kicker Trevor Moore headed to North Texas

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    EDMOND — Trevor Moore had kicked under pressure plenty of times. Still, last summer at the University of North Texas kicking camp, Moore was essentially kicking for a scholarship. Nailed it, too. “I won the field goal competition, kicking in front of the head coach and everything,” Moore said. “I won it with two 55-yarders. The special teams coordinator came up to me and said they were probably going to offer me that weekend.” The offer came and Moore committed, making it official Wednesday in the Edmond North gym, where he signed his national letter of intent to play with the Mean Green. “I felt really at home with them, because they really wanted me,” Moore said. “I felt the love was there.

  • National Signing Day: Edmond Santa Fe's Malik Earl wants to prove more at Missouri State

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    EDMOND — Malik Earl never received the letters most recruits receive from interested colleges. Each time he saw his teammate get one in the locker room, he couldn't help but wonder where his were. He's no longer waiting for those. The Edmond Santa Fe receiver signed with Football Championship Subdivision school Missouri State on Wednesday, saying he has a chip on his shoulder. “I completed the first task, now the second task is to go out there and prove myself,” Earl said. “The power of the underdog is crazy. “Yeah, I do feel like I was overlooked, but I know that's always going to be the case because I'm a late bloomer. I did bloom, and I'm trying to continue that in college.

  • National Signing Day: Southmoore receiver Jalen Adams was sold on North Texas after visit to Denton

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK, Staff Writer, cbrannick@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Southmoore teammate Houston Tyler is headed to The Citadel in South Carolina.

  • National Signing Day: SEC at it again, has 10 teams with Top 25 classes

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Uh oh, the SEC is at it again. Don't look for the national theme to drift from the SEC anytime soon, with Alabama and LSU leading a strong conference charge on the recruiting trails, according to the websites specializing in ranking classes. National champion Florida State – more bad news, Oklahoma State – and Big Ten power Ohio State also earned high praise. But the overall storyline, again, tells an SEC stronghold, with as many as 10 league teams in the various Top 25s. TOP 5 RECRUITS 1. Leonard Fournette, RB, 6-1, 226, New Orleans (Saint Augustine), 5 stars: Signed with LSU 2. Myles Garrett, DE, 6-4, 245, Arlington, Texas (Martin), 5 stars: Signed with Texas A&M 3. Jabrill Peppers, DB,