Shepard, Swayze and Heritage Hall running back Barry J. Sanders are the lone in-state prospects already claiming offers from the Cowboys as juniors. Sanders is not expected to attend OSU's Junior Day.
LOCAL PLAYERS STAYING IN STATE
*Putnam City North brothers Brad and Nate Ross are planning to sign with Northeastern Oklahoma State in Tahlequah. The twins were a vital part of the Panthers' defense last fall, with Brad anchoring the line and Nate at linebacker. Teammate Covin Conrady, a wide receiver, is narrowing his choices between a couple of in-state NCAA Division II programs.
*Two of Bethany's top players are expected to stay at home and sign with Southern Nazarene next week. Running back Devin Campbell and linebacker Michael Paul are planning to join the Crimson Storm, which will apply this summer for NCAA II membership. Southern Naz is currently in the NAIA.
FOX SPORTS TO AIR SIGNING DAY SPECIAL
FOX Sports Southwest will produce a 30-minute special covering the recruiting classes of the Big 12 South schools, and others in the region, including TCU, SMU, Rice and Houston.
The special will air Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37).
Neil Beasley will host the show, with the recruiting commentary of Randy Rodgers and Scout.com recruiting analysts.