MOORE — Three years ago, Southmoore High School didn't even exist.
Wednesday, it was the only school in the state to have more than one player signing with the University of Oklahoma.
Defensive back Julian Wilson and tight end Austin Haywood both inked with OU on signing day.
The first of many SaberCats to sign with the Sooners?
"Southmoore, we're producing quality players," Wilson said. "Down the line, if we keep having players do what we've done, then yeah, I can see a pipeline starting with OU."
In a short time, the SaberCats have made a precipitous rise in Oklahoma high school football, advancing all the way to the Class 6A state semifinals last season.
Wilson's all-around game as an offensive playmaker and a shut-down defensive back helped paved the way.
So did Haywood's ability as a pass-catching tight end.
"Really a physical, big guy that can run," Sooner coach Bob Stoops said of Haywood, who despite earlier concerns is now on track to qualify at OU for next season. "Reminds you of a Keith Jackson-type guy."
Preferred wide receiver/defensive back walk-on Nyko Symonds will join Wilson and Haywood at OU.
And more Southmoore talent is on the way to Norman.
The Sooners already have a verbal commitment from 2011 SaberCat quarterback Kendal Thompson, who is already committed to playing in next year's ESPN Under Armour All-America Game.
The 6-foot-2, 180 son of former OU quarterback Charles Thompson figures to be one of the top quarterback prospects next season.
"These kids have talent," said Southmoore coach Chris Jensen. "OU is not going to recruit kids that don't have talent."
"But we have a good rapport with the coaching staff there. Communicate with them often. Julian and Austin both have outstanding athletic ability, great character kids. They're going to do what they're supposed to do to be successful and they're going to help OU be successful."