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Jones football sees three sign scholarships

Jones High School seniors Callen Houston, left, Northeastern State University, Brandon George, Southern Illinois University and Rowdy Warner, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M sign their letters of intent during a ceremony in Jones, Wednesday, February  2017. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
Jones High School seniors Callen Houston, left, Northeastern State University, Brandon George, Southern Illinois University and Rowdy Warner, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M sign their letters of intent during a ceremony in Jones, Wednesday, February 2017. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

When Southern Illinois started recruiting quarterback Brandon George three months ago, the Jones quarterback decided he better find out what a Salukis is.

“It’s some sort of racing dog," George said moments after signing with the Southern Illinois Salukis. “That’s what I kind of want to implement into that offense. I want to speed it up. I want to go out there and get this program up and doing things pretty quickly.”

George and his two main receivers for the Longhorns state title team – Callen Houston and Rowdy Warner – signed Wednesday to play college football, giving the 3A school the most football signees ever in one class.

Houston, whom Jones coaches think would be signing with a Division-I school if he were a few pounds heavier and a few inches taller, will be playing next season for Northeastern Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah.

Warner, who was expected to sign with Texas Tech, instead opted for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, a two-year school. Warner said he will re-examine his college football options after playing a year or two at NEO.

“I wanted more Division-I offers,” said Warner, whose lone Division-I offer came from Texas Tech. “I didn’t want to settle. I want to go to the best place for me. (NEO) was the best thing for me and my family.”

Houston also has something to prove to the Division-I schools that overlooked him.

“I still think I have that ability to go play at the D-I level,” Houston said. “I didn’t think I would have the opportunity due to my size to go play football at the next level. Northeastern gave me the opportunity to play and I plan to take full advantage of it.”

The Jones trio put up some eye-popping numbers last season as the Longhorns went unbeaten to win their first state championship. George passed for 4,035 yards and 44 touchdowns. He rushed for 1,301 yards and 21 scores.

Both Houston and Warner had more than 1,200 yards receiving. Each caught 13 touchdown passes.

Jones coach Dave Martin said having three players sign Wednesday to play college football was “icing on the cake” to a magical season.

“It’s great for our school. It’s great for our community,” Martin said. “That’s the thing. All of these guys are very close-knit and our community feels close-knit with them.

“They got to watch their high school careers and now they are excited about watching their college careers. They will follow these boys all the way through college.”

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Jones High School seniors Callen Houston, left, Northeastern State University, Brandon George, Southern Illinois University and Rowdy Warner, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M sign their letters of intent during a ceremony in Jones, Wednesday, February  2017. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

Jones High School seniors Callen Houston, left, Northeastern State University, Brandon George, Southern Illinois University and Rowdy Warner, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M sign their letters of intent during a ceremony in Jones, Wednesday, February 2017. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

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After watching Wollford sign the letter with Texas A&amp;M, Standlee, who coached him in fourth, fifth and sixth grades, said, &quot;I'm very proud of him.&quot; Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Adrian Wollford gives his little league football coach Lindell Standlee a long hug after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Standlee's son, Jake, was a close friend of Wollford as children and they played football together through elementary, middle school and high school until last year when Jake Standlee graduated. After watching Wollford sign the letter with Texas A&amp;M, Standlee, who coached him in fourth, fifth and sixth grades, said, &quot;I'm very proud of him.&quot; Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Adrian Wollford gives his little league football coach Lindell Standlee a long hug after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Standlee's son, Jake, was a close friend of Wollford as children and they played football together through elementary, middle school and high school until last year when Jake Standlee graduated. After watching Wollford sign the letter with Texas A&amp;M, Standlee, who coached him in fourth, fifth and sixth grades, said, &quot;I'm very proud of him.&quot; Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fa5472f9557ad07fac398b22728e8d80.jpg" alt="Photo - Meeker High School football teammates Adrian Wolford, left, and Dakota Jackson pose for pictures after they both signed letters to play college football in a ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Wolford will play at Texas A&amp;M; Jackson signed a letter with Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Meeker High School football teammates Adrian Wolford, left, and Dakota Jackson pose for pictures after they both signed letters to play college football in a ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Wolford will play at Texas A&amp;M; Jackson signed a letter with Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Meeker High School football teammates Adrian Wolford, left, and Dakota Jackson pose for pictures after they both signed letters to play college football in a ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Wolford will play at Texas A&amp;M; Jackson signed a letter with Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c1e3805844fe5a728c543e08ff5c93b7.jpg" alt="Photo - With his parents, Bobby and Tamera, standing behind him, Meeker High School fullback and linebacker Dakota Jackson signs paperwork committing him to play football at Northeastern State University during an official letter signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="With his parents, Bobby and Tamera, standing behind him, Meeker High School fullback and linebacker Dakota Jackson signs paperwork committing him to play football at Northeastern State University during an official letter signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>With his parents, Bobby and Tamera, standing behind him, Meeker High School fullback and linebacker Dakota Jackson signs paperwork committing him to play football at Northeastern State University during an official letter signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-21a4f7a6f319d5401ce52376420687d8.jpg" alt="Photo - Football player Kyle Ergenbright, right, visits with his brother, Chris, and nephew, Cash Ergenbright before he signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Football player Kyle Ergenbright, right, visits with his brother, Chris, and nephew, Cash Ergenbright before he signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Football player Kyle Ergenbright, right, visits with his brother, Chris, and nephew, Cash Ergenbright before he signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8bd5c1effbee3310f8ed2402a4ab65e1.jpg" alt="Photo - Football player Kyle Ergenbright signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Football player Kyle Ergenbright signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Football player Kyle Ergenbright signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2c18683e5b630c443096c0edade0b7f1.jpg" alt="Photo - Football player Kyle Ergenbright, right, talks to supporters and friends who came to watch him sign a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Football player Kyle Ergenbright, right, talks to supporters and friends who came to watch him sign a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Football player Kyle Ergenbright, right, talks to supporters and friends who came to watch him sign a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3dab8b4be4cda1e73e295ac47fec62a0.jpg" alt="Photo - His parents applaud as football player Kyle Ergenbright signs a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. At left is Kevin Ergenbright. At right is his wife, Sharon. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="His parents applaud as football player Kyle Ergenbright signs a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. At left is Kevin Ergenbright. At right is his wife, Sharon. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>His parents applaud as football player Kyle Ergenbright signs a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. At left is Kevin Ergenbright. At right is his wife, Sharon. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ec1ced1e44524e99a84bc32f25b093a0.jpg" alt="Photo - Football player Kyle Ergenbright put down his pen after signing a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University, then leaned back in his chair and placed his hand over his mouth to choke back emotions as he sat between his mom and dad during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. At left is Kevin Ergenbright. At right is his wife, Sharon. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Football player Kyle Ergenbright put down his pen after signing a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University, then leaned back in his chair and placed his hand over his mouth to choke back emotions as he sat between his mom and dad during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. At left is Kevin Ergenbright. At right is his wife, Sharon. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Football player Kyle Ergenbright put down his pen after signing a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University, then leaned back in his chair and placed his hand over his mouth to choke back emotions as he sat between his mom and dad during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. At left is Kevin Ergenbright. At right is his wife, Sharon. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6a566dc71352a368fc88ce78fbbe4f4e.jpg" alt="Photo - With his parents, Bobby and Tamera, standing behind him, Meeker High School fullback and linebacker Dakota Jackson signs paperwork committing him to play football at Northeastern State University during an official letter signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="With his parents, Bobby and Tamera, standing behind him, Meeker High School fullback and linebacker Dakota Jackson signs paperwork committing him to play football at Northeastern State University during an official letter signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>With his parents, Bobby and Tamera, standing behind him, Meeker High School fullback and linebacker Dakota Jackson signs paperwork committing him to play football at Northeastern State University during an official letter signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ee555a60802ad60d7fa6bf7892404062.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoman sports writer Jacob Unruh records an interview with Meeker High School lineman Adrian Wolford after he officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Oklahoman sports writer Jacob Unruh records an interview with Meeker High School lineman Adrian Wolford after he officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Oklahoman sports writer Jacob Unruh records an interview with Meeker High School lineman Adrian Wolford after he officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b3f4c5332c1df416d209ad348d633a03.jpg" alt="Photo - Adrian Wollford poses with his coaches after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Adrian Wollford poses with his coaches after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Adrian Wollford poses with his coaches after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-47a6e93499c6726e401e995e33a8c489.jpg" alt="Photo - Adrian Wollford, center, is surrounded by members of the football team after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. At far left is Dakota Jackson, a fullback and linebacker who signed a letter to play football at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Adrian Wollford, center, is surrounded by members of the football team after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. At far left is Dakota Jackson, a fullback and linebacker who signed a letter to play football at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Adrian Wollford, center, is surrounded by members of the football team after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. At far left is Dakota Jackson, a fullback and linebacker who signed a letter to play football at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-18732ed696222a6c89ed9325399a3e53.jpg" alt="Photo - Adrian Wollford wears a big smile and shows off his &quot;Aggies&quot; gloves after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents and siblings. At left is his mother, Angel. Behind him are his sister, Amiah and brother, Caden. At far right is youngest brother, Roanon, 9. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Adrian Wollford wears a big smile and shows off his &quot;Aggies&quot; gloves after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents and siblings. At left is his mother, Angel. Behind him are his sister, Amiah and brother, Caden. At far right is youngest brother, Roanon, 9. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Adrian Wollford wears a big smile and shows off his &quot;Aggies&quot; gloves after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents and siblings. At left is his mother, Angel. Behind him are his sister, Amiah and brother, Caden. At far right is youngest brother, Roanon, 9. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-73f9e089734a2d0a7e39a7bef1abb65f.jpg" alt="Photo - Adrian Wollford wears a big smile and shows off his &quot;Aggies&quot; gloves after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents and siblings. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Adrian Wollford wears a big smile and shows off his &quot;Aggies&quot; gloves after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents and siblings. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Adrian Wollford wears a big smile and shows off his &quot;Aggies&quot; gloves after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents and siblings. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-57ce644078ba47e780bd5812f9bd7c11.jpg" alt="Photo - Meeker High School lineman Adrian Wollford officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents, Billy, far right, and Angel, left, and siblings Amiah, 16, Caden, 14, and Roanon, 9. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Meeker High School lineman Adrian Wollford officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents, Billy, far right, and Angel, left, and siblings Amiah, 16, Caden, 14, and Roanon, 9. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Meeker High School lineman Adrian Wollford officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents, Billy, far right, and Angel, left, and siblings Amiah, 16, Caden, 14, and Roanon, 9. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7f71c852a5740f8ba55418d5711f7786.jpg" alt="Photo - Meeker High School lineman Adrian Wollford officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents, Billy, far right, and Angel, left, and siblings Amiah, 16, Caden, 14, and Roanon, 9. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Meeker High School lineman Adrian Wollford officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents, Billy, far right, and Angel, left, and siblings Amiah, 16, Caden, 14, and Roanon, 9. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Meeker High School lineman Adrian Wollford officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. He was surrounded by his parents, Billy, far right, and Angel, left, and siblings Amiah, 16, Caden, 14, and Roanon, 9. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-31769f3e4499bb1f224bc78d9e327b35.jpg" alt="Photo - Adrian Wollford is relieved and excited after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Adrian Wollford is relieved and excited after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Adrian Wollford is relieved and excited after the Meeker High School lineman officially made his commitment to play at Texas A&amp;M during a signing ceremony in the boardroom of the Meeker Public Schools superintendent's office on Wednesday morning, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e525d2c9d606c3a18c42f206c16618eb.jpg" alt="Photo - Football player Kyle Ergenbright signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Football player Kyle Ergenbright signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Football player Kyle Ergenbright signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0878a87b2e6e01e5c44a92357403f444.jpg" alt="Photo - Football player Kyle Ergenbright poses for pictures with his parents and grandparents after he signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Football player Kyle Ergenbright poses for pictures with his parents and grandparents after he signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Football player Kyle Ergenbright poses for pictures with his parents and grandparents after he signed a letter to play football at Northern Colorado University during a ceremony in the gymnasium at Christian Heritage Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7bf78cfb08d20db055301a4ed191b4d0.jpg" alt="Photo - Nick Robinson and his mother, Dasjunia Robinson, become emotional during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Robinson will play college football at Memphis. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Nick Robinson and his mother, Dasjunia Robinson, become emotional during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Robinson will play college football at Memphis. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Nick Robinson and his mother, Dasjunia Robinson, become emotional during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Robinson will play college football at Memphis. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cd658095a31af813a65563fde6b4cee1.jpg" alt="Photo - Nick Robinson speaks as his mother, Dasjunia Robinson, fights back tears during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Robinson will play college football at Memphis. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Nick Robinson speaks as his mother, Dasjunia Robinson, fights back tears during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Robinson will play college football at Memphis. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Nick Robinson speaks as his mother, Dasjunia Robinson, fights back tears during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Robinson will play college football at Memphis. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-da787a34fe0739e6247a5a9f7c4d778b.jpg" alt="Photo - Trey Gooch wipes away a tear as coach Rocky Martin pats him on the shoulder while his mother, Kelli Gooch, looks on during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gooch will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Trey Gooch wipes away a tear as coach Rocky Martin pats him on the shoulder while his mother, Kelli Gooch, looks on during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gooch will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Trey Gooch wipes away a tear as coach Rocky Martin pats him on the shoulder while his mother, Kelli Gooch, looks on during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gooch will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-be0a2e815cc4f8ecfe0d681d5b69926e.jpg" alt="Photo - Chris Potts puts his arms around his grandmother Anna Potts, left, and mother, Nikki Potts, during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Potts will play college football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&amp;M (NEO). Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Chris Potts puts his arms around his grandmother Anna Potts, left, and mother, Nikki Potts, during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Potts will play college football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&amp;M (NEO). Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Chris Potts puts his arms around his grandmother Anna Potts, left, and mother, Nikki Potts, during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Potts will play college football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&amp;M (NEO). Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7bee49b12a6ca50a744a66748deb8f0a.jpg" alt="Photo - Trey Gooch speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gooch will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Trey Gooch speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gooch will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Trey Gooch speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gooch will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-59bc56ae8900bc6362e1fffb5fdf1d38.jpg" alt="Photo - Nick Robinson speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Robinson will play college football at Memphis. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Nick Robinson speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Robinson will play college football at Memphis. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Nick Robinson speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Robinson will play college football at Memphis. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7aab145280209b1ee992594e78327fd1.jpg" alt="Photo - Dasjunia Robinson takes a photo of her son Nick Robinson signing to play college football at Memphis during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Dasjunia Robinson takes a photo of her son Nick Robinson signing to play college football at Memphis during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Dasjunia Robinson takes a photo of her son Nick Robinson signing to play college football at Memphis during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-514c89325420817cb04f98e2f5c6234b.jpg" alt="Photo - Caden Thompson speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Thompson will play college football at Oklahoma Baptist University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Caden Thompson speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Thompson will play college football at Oklahoma Baptist University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Caden Thompson speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Thompson will play college football at Oklahoma Baptist University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d7c03589b41aa0e2b2bc230d99fcbede.jpg" alt="Photo - Jordan Ealy speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Ealy will play college football at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Jordan Ealy speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Ealy will play college football at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Jordan Ealy speaks during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Ealy will play college football at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-25fabe6c49d7c5ff257e64d27890d7cf.jpg" alt="Photo - Tyon Davis jokingly points to an imaginary watch to encourage Trey Gooch, not pictured, to finish his speech during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. In the background is Altus Barnett. Davis and Barnett will play college football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&amp;M (NEO). Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Tyon Davis jokingly points to an imaginary watch to encourage Trey Gooch, not pictured, to finish his speech during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. In the background is Altus Barnett. Davis and Barnett will play college football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&amp;M (NEO). Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Tyon Davis jokingly points to an imaginary watch to encourage Trey Gooch, not pictured, to finish his speech during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. In the background is Altus Barnett. Davis and Barnett will play college football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&amp;M (NEO). Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-05cc4641cd520dc025335b6b2b0f5236.jpg" alt="Photo - Katrell King shakes the hand of coach Rocky Martin while sitting between his mother, Heather Baird, and father, Corey King, during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. King will play college football at Southern Nazarene University (SNU). Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Katrell King shakes the hand of coach Rocky Martin while sitting between his mother, Heather Baird, and father, Corey King, during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. King will play college football at Southern Nazarene University (SNU). Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Katrell King shakes the hand of coach Rocky Martin while sitting between his mother, Heather Baird, and father, Corey King, during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. King will play college football at Southern Nazarene University (SNU). Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ca71ec5e29d3eeb98a0f7bc3febc20b.jpg" alt="Photo - Trey Gooch shakes the hand of coach Rocky Martin while his mother, Kelli Gooch, looks on during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gooch will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Trey Gooch shakes the hand of coach Rocky Martin while his mother, Kelli Gooch, looks on during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gooch will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Trey Gooch shakes the hand of coach Rocky Martin while his mother, Kelli Gooch, looks on during the national signing day ceremony for high school football players at Putnam City West in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gooch will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
Ed Godfrey

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more... Read more ›

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