• Super 30: Lawton Eisenhower's Rico Bussey is heart of rebuild

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Bussey did what was expected last season, accounting for 1,200 yards despite Lawton Eisenhower turning to the Wildcat formation for four games when quarterback Bentley Bross was injured.

  • Super 30: Heritage Hall's Luther Harris trimming weight in effort to further career

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Harris was up to almost 390 pounds following offseason surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. As a freshman, he was playing both offensive tackle and defensive tackle at 330 pounds.

  • Super 30: How Lawton MacArthur's T.J. Fiailoa went from hotel floor to big recruit

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    LAWTON — T.J. Fiailoa felt trapped in a hotel room. It was small with only two beds for the five-member family. Fiailoa was a sophomore and already too big for that tiny space at 6 foot 3 and 300 pounds. So, he started finding ways to pass the time. Pushups. Situps. Then he picked up the hotel television and started bench pressing it. Then he picked up his youngest sister, Sauaso, and benched her. Before long, he was squatting his brother, Chris, and sister, Lama. “You ain’t got nothing else,” Fiailoa said. "They liked it, too, so it was pretty fun to them.

  • Oklahoma State signee Jawun Evans, USA Basketball roll to FIBA World Championship quarterfinals

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Oklahoma State signee Jawun Evans scored two points and added four assists and two steals for the USA U-19 basketball team in a 93-45 win over Argentina at the FIBA World Championships in Greece on Wednesday. Evans was 1-of-3 in 22 in 16 minutes of play for the Americans, who will play Italy in the tournament quarterfinals on Friday (6:15 p.m. central). Former Oklahoma prep standout Allonzo Trier (Arizona signee) had 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals in 19 minutes for Team USA. You can watch live streams of Team USA's games at www.fiba.com/world/u19/2015 . 

  • Super 30: Sapulpa’s Dae Williams has something to prove

    By Nathan Ruiz Staff Writer nruiz@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Last season, Williams, who also plays safety, rushed for 1,064 yards and 11 touchdowns.

  • Media report: 2016 Kansas lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk names Oklahoma State in top two

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Oklahoma State is in the running to land a verbal commitment from Isaiahh Loudermilk — a 6-foot-7, 260-pound, 2016 lineman from Howard, Kan. — who recently told Scout.com that Kansas State and the Cowboys are currently his top-two schools. Loudermilk is one of the Sunflower State's top talents, despite playing 8-man football at Howard West Elk High School. He's the No. 4 overall prospect (according to Rivals) and the top defensive tackle prospect (according to Scout) in Kansas. Loudermilk stars on both the offensive and defensive line and discussed where the Cowboys envision him playing in the college game. From his interview with Scout: "Oklahoma State has everything,"

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys add fifth verbal commit of June with pledge from offensive lineman Dylan Galloway

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Oklahoma State landed its fifth verbal commit of June when Coppell High School (Texas) offensive lineman Dylan Galloway announced Monday on Twitter that he intends to play for the Cowboys next season. After discussing with my family and my coaches I've decided to commit to Oklahoma State University #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/tT8097w5iW — Dylan (@dylan_galloway5) June 29, 2015 // Galloway — a 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive tackle — also held scholarship offers from Nevada, Arkansas State and UTSA. He's currently the 11th member of the Cowboys' 2016 class and the second offensive tackle, along with Teven Jenkins (Topeka High School — Topeka, Kan.).

  • OU football: Sooners get 2017 QB commit

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Oklahoma still hasn't announced its quarterback for the upcoming season. But the Sooners now have their quarterback for the 2017 class. Chris Robison, who attended an OU satellite camp in Texas recently, committed to the Sooners on Friday. He announced his decision on Twitter. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Robison had offers that included Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Kansas and Tulsa. The Mesquite (Texas) Horn product is a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com. Robison is from the same school as sophomore offensive lineman Jonathan Alvarez. His commitment came shortly after 2017 Denton (Texas) Guyer quarterback Chris Robinson committed to TCU. Robison is the first 2017 commit for the Sooners.

  • Super 30: Edmond Santa Fe's Darran Williams lacks offers, but not motivation

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Williams kicks off The Oklahoman’s Super 30 series on the state’s top college recruits for the 2016 season at No. 30. He’s not one of nearly 50 players to hold a Division I scholarship, but his talent says at least one is coming at some point.

  • 2016 Tennessee athlete Devin Harper commits to Oklahoma State with the help of another future Cowboy's father

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Harper, from Karns High School in Knoxville, has the size and speed to match the Cowboys’ star linebacker position

  • OU, OSU just the start for John Marshall's Tramonda Moore

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Intent followers of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football recruiting probably know the name of John Marshall lineman Tramonda Moore now. But 10 days ago, the 6-foot-6, 350-pound Moore was barely a blip on the recruiting radar from the fans’ perspective. Grambling State and Montana were the most exciting of‌fers on Moore’s list. Yet in a year that has seen numerous players make a quick rise from apparent anonymity to major-college prospect, Moore is another reminder that colleges will find talent. Moore’s first big of‌fer came on June 14. Following a strong performance at OSU’s camp, coach Mike Gundy called Moore into his of‌fice and extended the of‌fer. OU came in with its of‌fer four days later.

  • 2016 athlete Devin Harper commits to Oklahoma State

    kyle fredrickson | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Oklahoma State football received a commitment from 2016 athlete Devin Harper (Karns/Knoxville, Tenn.) on Monday. Harper (6-foot-2, 207 pounds) is the ninth commitment in Oklahoma State's 2016 recruiting class, following the commitment of Jenks WR/CB Dillon Stoner last week . Harper lined up everywhere from wide receiver, to running back, to outside linebacker in high school. The three-star recruit committed to the Cowboys over offers from Chattanooga, Jacksonville State, Liberty, and Morehead State. Harper is OSU's second commitment designated as an "athlete," joining Lancaster (Texas) native Tyrell Alexander.

  • OU QB commit, Del City's Terry Wilson in ESPN 300

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    ESPN released its most recent ESPN 300 ranking of the nation's top football recruits for the 2016 class and two of the highest risers have ties to the state. Oklahoma quarterback commit Austin Kendall jumped more than 100 places to 117 in the rankings released Monday. Del City quarterback Terry Wilson , a Nebraska commit, entered the list at No. 209.

  • 2016 lineman Parker Boudreaux has OU in his final five schools

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    One of the most highly-sought after football recruits in the nation has OU in his final five. Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.) Class of 2016 offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux, who has a reported 70 offers from programs around the country, is down to the Sooners, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Southern and Notre Dame. The four-star recruit gave his reasons for his top five to Bleacher Report in this video . Boudreaux (6-foot-4, 287 pounds), says he likes Oklahoma for its "amazing tradition" and "great people around the program." Boudreaux says he'll make his decision toward the end of summer.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys' Jawun Evans named finalist for U19 USA Basketball roster

    FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Oklahoma State signee Jawun Evans was named one of 16 finalists for the 12-man U19 USA Basketball roster that will compete at the FIBA World Championships in Greece later this month. Training camp began on June 13 with 21 players, but was whittled down to the 16 finalists on Monday. The finalists will continue to train in Colorado Springs, Colo., until the final roster is released by USA Basketball prior to the team’s departure to Greece. USA Basketball opens play against Iran on June 27. If selected to the roster, Evans will become the third OSU Cowboy to represent his country on the U19 squad.

  • VIDEO: Trent Dilfer gushes about Oklahoma State quarterback commit Nick Starkel

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Oklahoma State commit Nick Starkel is drawing some high praise from a former NFL quarterback. In this War Room video from Elite 11 selections, Super Bowl winner Trent Dilfer talks about some of Starkel's better traits that earned him a spot at the Elite 11 finals. "He just sees it. He understands timing and tempo and trajectory," Dilfer said. "He reminds me of (University of California quarterback) Jared Goff, a guy that had a unique trait: his deep ball was better than NFL guys' deep ball. He would throw a 40-yard ball down the sideline like it was a slant. "Nick throws the seam like he's Drew Brees, or Aaron Rodgers." Starkel will compete in the The Opening Elite 11 Finals July 5-11 in Beaverton, Ore.

  • Oklahoma State-bound Matt Ammendola plans on being more than just trick-shot specialist for Cowboys

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Ammendola — a kicker from North Penn High School about 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia — will join the Cowboys as a preferred walk-on this summer

  • OU football: Q&A with prep running back Lamical Perine

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Lamical Perine would very much like an Oklahoma scholarship offer ... a three-star running back from Theodore, Ala., Perine has offers from Mississippi State and several mid-major schools.

  • High schools: University of Houston assistant Derek Warehime hits the recruiting trail in native Oklahoma

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The 32-year-old football coach has worked at five different colleges in three different states — not counting his first job as a student assistant at his alma mater, Tulsa — and at each stop, his recruiting trail has passed through Oklahoma.

  • High school notebook: Colorado the latest to extend offer Del City's Terry Wilson

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    For the second straight day, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson has received a scholarship offer from a former Big 12 football program.