Two-Sport High School Star Announces Major Commitment

first_imgA general view of an Oklahoma Sooners football game.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)A two-sport high school star recruit has announced his commitment.Cade Horton, a baseball-football star out of Norman High School in Oklahoma, will be staying home for college.The star quarterback/shortstop announced his commitment to Oklahoma.Horton will be playing both football and baseball for the Sooners.“Excited to announce that I have committed to The University Oklahoma to play both baseball and football!” he announced.Excited to announce that I have committed to The University Oklahoma to play both baseball and football! #BOOMER pic.twitter.com/H9eEqaedNj— Cade Horton (@cadehorton14) January 15, 2019Horton had been committed to play baseball at Ole Miss, which boasts one of the country’s top programs.Norman High’s Cade Horton (@cadehorton14) commits to Oklahoma for football, baseball. https://t.co/rHP0ydTIkf | #Sooners #okpreps pic.twitter.com/VxgmnRfwuE— Tyler Palmateer (@Tpalmateer83) January 15, 2019The shortstop/quarterback met with Lincoln Riley before the fall, though, and was told he could play both sports at OU.From newsok.com:He was sitting across from University of Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley learning he has the chance to join the football team should he accept a scholarship offer from the baseball team. He could become the Sooners’ next Kyler Murray or Cody Thomas, quarterbacks and baseball stars.“It’s a weird feeling looking up to them and being compared to them,” Horton said during a break Monday in Norman’s first practice of the fall. “It’s a good feeling. I don’t know. It’s weird, to be honest.”Horton has embraced the opportunity, though for the time being he remains committed to Ole Miss.Horton is committed to Ole Miss no longer. He’ll be playing for the Sooners.last_img read more

Collier leads No 1 UConn to easy win over Saint Louis

ST. LOUIS — Napheesa Collier had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20 points and top-ranked UConn beat Saint Louis 98-42 on Tuesday night.The Huskies (8-0) have won 123 consecutive regular season games. Crystal Dangerfield added 18 points, and Christyn Williams had 17.Myia Clark led Saint Louis (4-5) with 18 points.UConn rolled to a 15-2 lead and never looked back. Samuelson propelled the early outburst with a pair of 3-pointers, and Collier had a short jumper. Williams hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute to go in the first quarter to push the lead to 23-8.Collier grew up in the St. Louis suburb of O’Fallon, Missouri, and requested over 300 tickets for family and friends. She recorded her sixth double-double in eight games.NIGHT OFFUConn guard Megan Walker did not play due to the flu.BIG PICTUREConnecticut: The Huskies will go through a stretch of four successive road games beginning Dec. 19 in Oklahoma and ending Jan. 6 at Houston.St. Louis: All 20 of the Billikens’ first-half points came from freshmen. St. Louis played the third of four straight home games.UP NEXTConnecticut: Will host Seton Hall on Saturday.St. Louis: Will host Missouri on Sunday___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://apnews.com/Top_25Steve Overbey, The Associated Press read more