Central Oklahoma concentrated on defense Feb. 5 on the first day high school players could sign a national letters of intent. With the group, Deer Creek pass rusher Eli Hooks inked to be a Broncho.
The Bronchos added 23 prep standouts, with 13 of those defenders. UCO inked 18 Oklahoma schoolboy stars along with four from Texas and one from Arkansas in addition to releasing the names of four mid-semester transfers who all play defense.
“We’re excited about the student-athletes that we were able to add to the Broncho family and those we added at the break,” third-year head coach Nick Bobeck said. “The group as a whole is very deep and we were able to meet all of our needs with some wiggle room for a couple late signees.
“The overall goal in recruiting is to better your team or organization by adding individuals that fit both schematically and socially. We have an outstanding group of young football players already on campus that will become even stronger with the addition of these student-athletes.
“With every recruiting class we want to get bigger, more physical and more athletic,” Bobeck continued. “I have no doubt that we were able to do that today and can’t wait to get them all on campus.”
The class of 23 high school signees was highlighted by five Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Staters — running back Lawrence Evitt of Wagoner, linebacker Johnny Jones of Douglass, quarterback Colton Lindsey of Christian Heritage Academy, offensive lineman David Seagle of Cascia Hall and defensive lineman Skyler Wood of Nowata.
High School Signings
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Samuel Bond Ath 6-5 210 Madill/Madill
Trevor Blassingame DL 6-2 280 Guthrie/Guthrie
Tristan Butcher LB 6-2 235 Coweta/Coweta
Adim Chukwurah DB 6-0 178 Norman/North
Lawrence Evitt RB 5-7 170 Wagoner/Wagoner
Hadyn Ford WR 6-3 180 Wagoner/Wagoner
Isaiah Freeman DE 6-3 215 Houston, Texas/North Shore
Noah Hammons OL 6-2 285 Moore/Westmoore
Colton Hinnrichs LB 6-3 205 Argyle, Texas/Argyle
Eli Hooks DE 6-2 215 Edmond/Deer Creek
Anthony Jammer DB 6-1 165 Houston, TX/North Shore
Johnny Jones LB 6-2 205 Oklahoma City/Douglass
Blake Kalman OL 6-5 293 Oklahoma City/Bethany
Colton Lindsey QB 6-3 190 Del City/Christian Heritage Academy
Caleb Moss TE 6-3 200 Rowlett, Texas/Heath
David Seagle OL 6-5 300 Tulsa/Cascia Hall
Tyler Sipe WR 6-3 205 Norman/North
Jordan Stafford DL 6-5 215 Hugo/Hugo
Myles Tease DB 5-10 173 Tulsa/Washington
Jaelon Walker RB 5-10 190 Moore/Southmoore
Josh Williams DB 6-2 173 North Little Rock, Ark./North Little Rock
Skyler Wood DL 6-3 270 Nowata/Nowata
Trey Wormington DE 6-6 210 Norman/North