Originally Published: Jan 17, 2010 7:12 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
Golden Hurricane fans can sleep a bit easier now. Jenks offensive lineman Jake Alexander, rated as the No. 15 prospect in Oklahoma by Rivals.com, had visions of playing Big 12 ball after receiving offers from Texas A&M and Colorado. But after his official visit to Tulsa Jan. 16 Alexander is completely sold on the Hurricane.
“I’m still committed to Tulsa 100-percent,” Alexander said. “It went through my head that it would be cool to play Big 12 ball. I thought about it for a little bit and decided that playing at TU would be the best place for me. I like the idea of it being close by and I was close with the coaches. I felt comfortable there.”
Two of Alexander’s teammates stand firm in their commitments. Jarrett Lake is still a solid commit to Oklahoma as is Bob Graham in his commitment to Iowa State.
While the trio of Trojans knows where they are headed, David Lore still has a choice to make. The Trojans defensive lineman has scholarship offers from Air Force, Army, Navy, Louisiana-Monroe and North Texas. Lore made an official visit to the Falcons Jan. 15-16 and his decision will come down to one of the three service academies.
“Air Force, Army and Navy are my top three,” Lore said. “It’s a great opportunity. Yes, there is a five year commitment afterward, but you come out of there with a great education and a guaranteed job, seems like a great deal to me.”
Lore will make an official visit to the Midshipmen Jan 23. followed by a trip to the Black Knights the next week.
Lineman Tyler Ott went through a change of heart. Ott committed to Harvard after de-committing from Tulsa. The switch had to do more with big picture planning than short-term playing time.
"Academics was a big part of it," Ott said. "Looking at long-term, Harvard offers better possibilities for future jobs and opportunities that are out there with those connections. After weighing the pros and cons and talking with family, it came out that that was the best thing for me to do."
A source with inside knowledge of the Jenks programs said tight end Tyler Davidson has a grayshirt offer from Kansas State and an offer from New Mexico to cornerback Devin Pugh could be on its way as well.
Offers are already out for the class of 2011, to find out more click here.