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Recruiting notebook: Oklahoma snags a pair of Norman walk-ons

by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: February 4, 2014

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The Oklahoman All State, Cade Parker, Norman, Monday December 30, 2013. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

Edmond Memorial defensive back Ashton Antwine also committed to NEO as a safety, though there is a chance he could play cornerback or outside linebacker.

NEO also has verbal commitments from Edmond Santa Fe's Austin Mack and Cameron Westbrook, along with Southmoore's John Ashcraft and Pierce Spead and Midwest City linebackers Tyquae Russell and Bryan Hartfield.

Farmer and Antwine, though, were a duo many people thought would end up at the Division I level. Farmer verbally committed to Arizona State during his junior season, but decommitted last summer. He since received an offer from Washington State.

Antwine had offers from Navy, South Dakota and Washington State.


Christian Heritage quarterback Colton Lindsey recently verbally committed to Central Oklahoma following a highly successful season despite playing just eight games.

Lindsey, a first-team defensive back on The Oklahoman's Little All-City football team, threw for 1,748 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also rushed for eight TDs while leading the Crusaders to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs.

Lindsey will be joined by Guthrie defensive lineman Trevor Blassingame, who was a Big All-City first-team selection. He recorded 125 tackles and 15 sacks for the Bluejays this season en route to the Class 5A championship.

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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