Oklahoma was able to keep a pair of local standouts at home as preferred walk-ons.
Norman High defensive end Cade Parker said Tuesday that he will head to OU as a walk-on next fall, while one of his crosstown rivals from Norman North will do the same.
Timberwolves receiver Nick Basquine (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) also plans to join the Sooners as a preferred walk-on.
Parker, a first-team All-State selection by The Oklahoman, had received interest from several Division II and FCS schools, including UCO and Central Arkansas. This past season, he set school records for sacks in a game with five, in a season with 21 and in a career with 32.
Basquine earned first-team All-State honors from The Oklahoman after a senior season with 1,187 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
MUSTANG DUO EDWARDS, HILL MAKE CHOICES
It came down to the final days of the recruiting process, but two key players in the Mustang offense made their college decisions.
Tristan Hill, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive tackle, has verbally committed to Georgia Southern. He received late offers from UTEP and Vanderbilt, but felt most comfortable at GSU.
And running back/receiver Frankie Edwards committed to Oklahoma Baptist on Monday. A do-everything star for the Broncos, Edwards rushed for 1,476 and 20 touchdowns, threw for 986 and nine scores, and had 316 yards and two TDs on 35 receptions.
FARMER, ANTWINE AMONG NEO COMMITMENTS
Edmond Santa Fe's Michael Farmer recently committed to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College, improving what has already become a solid class for the school across the metro.