Heritage Hall's Sterling Shepard signs to play football for the University of Oklahoma as family members applaud during the National Signing Day ceremony at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman NATE BILLINGS

For Sterling Shepard, it was all about becoming a Sooner

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A video narrated by James Garner shown before Oklahoma football games a few years ago contained a line that Owen Field was the place “where young lads dream of one day wearing the crimson and cream.” For Sterling Shepard, truer words were never spoken. There was never any choice but the University of Oklahoma for the star wide receiver from Heritage Hall.

Cowboys signee Trace Clark comes from family of athletes

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Oklahoma State defensive end signee Trace Clark is a two-sport star, having helped Wichita Collegiate to football and basketball state titles.

Quintaz Struble's signing with Arkansas State brings closure for family of Mandrell Dean

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Loyce Dean finally has some much-needed closure. Just days past the five-year anniversary of her son Mandrell's tragic death, Loyce Dean watched her grandson, Quintaz Struble, sign a letter of intent with Arkansas State on Wednesday morning at Heritage Hall. “This day was like a brand new start,” Loyce Dean said. “It was like the dead have come alive. I'm so proud of Quintaz, I don't know what to do.”

Florida cornerback Gary Simon picks the Sooners

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St. Petersburg, Fla., cornerback Gary Simon signed with the Oklahoma football team early Wednesday morning. Simon picked OU over Iowa State and Arkansas.

Stillwater WR Jesse Vester signs with Cowboys

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Stillwater receiver/return man Jesse Vester won't have to go far when he leaves for college in the fall. Vester signed with Oklahoma State on Wednesday morning.

JUCO receiver Courtney Gardner signs with Sooners

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Sierra College wide receiver Courtney Garnder signed with Oklahoma on Wednesday. Gardner had been committed to Arkansas.

Coaches knew Jeremiah Tshimanga was something special

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It didn't take long for coaches at Richland High School to see what they had in Jeremiah Tshimanga. He was ‘bigger, faster, stronger' than anyone they played.

Oklahoma State commitment Emmanuel Ogbah. PHOTO COURTESY THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE Jerry Powers

Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah sticking with Cowboys despite Joe DeForest's exit

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Richmond, Texas, defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah says he'll set off OSU's fax machine early on National Signing Day.

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