Category: Oklahoma

Four-star WR Demariyon Houston decommits from Texas

Texas, say goodbye to Houston.
On Monday, four-star wide Millwood High School (Oklahoma City) receiver Demariyon Houston announced via Twitter that he was decommitting from the Longhorns program.
Houston initially committed to Texas on July 7.

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At the time, Longhorn news website BurntOrangeNation reported that Oklahoma State had put up a good fight to get Houston, as his mother wanted him closer to home.
“At the front end of the week, the momentum appeared to favor the Pokes, and understandably so, as Houston’s mother has expressed her interest in the four-star receiver staying closer to home.”
Houston ended up choosing Texas. Does this have anything to do with his decommitment, though?

After talking with my parents &’ coaches about what’s best for my future , i am deciding to decommit from The University of Texas &’ reopen my recruitment . i appreciate everything that Coach Herman &’ the coaching staff has done for me &’ i will be forever appreciative . 7⃣
— h o l l y w o o d h o u s t o n (@demariyon5) December 4, 2018
Houston, 247 Sports‘ No. 2 player in Oklahoma and No. 34 player in his class, was offered by 20 schools. In addition to Oklahoma State and Texas, he received attention from bordering states Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, among others high-profile universities.

Oklahoma commit Trejan Bridges throws up "horns down" gesture after scoring TD

Hebron High School (Carrollton, Texas) WR Trejan Bridges is ready to be a Sooner.
During his visit, Oklahoma football welcomed his family and made him feel “very proud,” he told USA TODAY High School Sports on Nov. 12.
Head coach Lincoln Riley skipped out on a press conference to spend time with him and Riley’s wife talked with Bridges’ mom. Even Riley’s five-year-old daughter got in on the recruiting.
“We went to Lincoln’s house for breakfast on my official visit,” Bridges said. “Lincoln Riley’s daughter is best friends, running around the house with my little sister, so that played a big factor.”
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Bridges displayed his excitement to be a Sooner in the Texas 6A D2 regional championship game, throwing up a “horns down” after scoring at touchdown shortly after Oklahoma defeated Texas to win the Big 12 championship.
He got flagged.

You can’t make this up. Oklahoma #Sooners commit Trejan Bridges just did the “horns down” celebration after a big TD. He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. #txhsfb
— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) December 1, 2018
The “horns down” sign has been prevalent in the news cycle over recently, culminating in the Big 12 announcing it would penalize Oklahoma if they made the “horns down” sign Saturday. This would be considered a taunt toward Texas as the inverse of the Longhorns’ “hook ’em” hand gesture.

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It would seem this rule protects Texas high schools with horned mascots as well.
Not only had Oklahoma played Texas, but Bridges threw it up against the Haltom High School Buffaloes.
He looks more than ready to be part of the fierce Big 12 rivalry.

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