Seven athletes from area teams signed letters of intent to continue on with their athletic careers at the college level Wednesday during National Signing Day. The list consisted mainly of football players with Shawnee's EJ Bond as the lone other athlete, signing with Seminole State's soccer team.
Two members – Shawnee's Creed Humphrey and Meeker's Adrian Wolford – inked with Division 1 programs. Humphrey graduated early and has already been on the University of Oklahoma's campus in Norman where he will play for coach Bob Stoops and the Sooners.
“He's played all over the line, but to be a big center, we feel we can be bigger in that position. And he gives you that and really plays in a tough way and has great size and strenght already,” Stoops said in a press conference Wednesday.
Humphrey was not on-hand to sign his letter of intent at Shawnee Wednesday, but signed on campus at OU.
Wolford meanwhile will be making his way to Texas A&M, where he will be playing for the Aggies in the offensive tackle position. Originally a verbal commit to Oklahoma State, Wolford dialed back his commitment and switch to A&M in May, opting to play in the SEC over the Big 12.
Meeker's second signing of the day came from Dakota Jackson, who inked with Northeastern Oklahoma in Tahlequah.
Tyree York signed a letter to play at the University of Central Oklahoma. A product of Shawnee, York made 23 catches for 459 yards and nine touchdowns in his senior year for the Wolves, despite being out most of the season with injuries. Broncho coach Nick Brobeck described York as a versitile athlete and touted his playmaking abilities and toughness in a press release Wednesday.
Shawnee quarterback Jack Diamond was acknowledged for his commitment to Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan., at a signing ceremony in the PAAC at Shawnee High School but did not sign a letter at that time. Diamond led the Wolves to the playoffs in their 2016 season and played with Tyree York in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl game at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium December 22.
Also signing Wednesday were Prague quarterback Matt Headley to Southern Nazarene University and Bethel receiver Austin Acklin to Texas Wesleyan University.