Central Oklahoma struck it big on the high school recruiting trail Wednesday, with the Bronchos signing 25 Oklahoma and Texas prep stars to national letters of intent.
UCO concentrated heavily on linemen, adding six on offense and five on defense while also bringing in five defensive backs.
The Bronchos signed 20 state players and five from Texas, gaining two from Class 6A state champion Jenks (DB Braden Calip and All-State OL Brandon Waggoner) and one from Class 3A winner Blanchard (All-State WR Zach Hill).
Second-year head coach Nick Bobeck was thrilled with UCO’s success.
“We went into this recruiting season knowing that we needed to improve the overall size and physicality of our football team but didn’t want to sacrifice mobility and athleticism to do so,” Bobeck said. “I feel very confident that we were able to do that at every position.
“Our staff worked very hard to find young men that fit into the culture we are creating here at UCO. We targeted kids that want to be at UCO and want to earn a degree, not just play football. We’re very excited about this class and the future of our great program.
“Each of the young men we signed have great potential but that will only take them so far. Their determination, mindset and demeanor will determine how good they will actually be in the end. I am very proud that these young men are now Bronchos. We will continue to add a few more pieces as we progress through the spring and summer just as we did last year. The future is bright for UCO football.”
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)
Braden Calip DB 5-9 184 Jenks (Jenks)
Dylan Cantrell LB 6-4 195 Wagoner (Wagoner)
Hunter Chalfant OL 6-5 280 Hinton (Hinton)
La’teze Clayton DE 6-1 210 Wagoner (Wagoner)
Omari Cole DB 5-11 180 Coppell, TX (Coppell)
Josh Crockett WR 6-4 180 Bristow (Bristow)
Jacob Gandara RB 5-10 185 Fort Gibson (Fort Gibson)
Zach Hill WR 6-4 205 Blanchard (Blanchard)
Leighton Light OL 6-2 290 Coppell, TX (Coppell)
Mvhayv Locust OL 6-8 260 Tahlequah (Sequoyah)
Clay Mckenzie DB 6-0 190 Gainesville, TX (Callisburg)
Dedrien Nowden Ath 5-11 167 Davis (Davis)
Sam Noble OL 6-5 285 Oologah (Oologah)
Dillon Rice DL 6-3 295 Muskogee (Muskogee)
Brooks Robertson QB 6-2 195 Roland (Roland)
Kooper Ruminer HB 6-3 215 Edmond (Deer Creek)
B.J. Scott DL 6-2 260 Lawton (Lawton)
Cade Shearwood DB 6-1 190 Stigler (Stigler)
Colton Shearwood Ath 5-10 175 Stigler (Stigler)
Thurman Smith DL 6-2 290 Tulsa (McLain)
Chas Stallard QB 6-2 200 Cleveland (Cleveland)
Brandon Waggoner OL 6-1 280 Jenks (Jenks)
Dylan Ward DB 5-10 170 Flower Mound, TX (Marcus)
Aaron Williams OL 6-3 285 Lawton (Eisenhower)
Dominique Wyatt DL 6-2 270 Rowlett, TX (Rowlett)