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High school notebook: Broken Arrow DB Myles Slusher announces top-10 schools


One of the state’s top junior defensive backs narrowed his recruitment list to 10 schools over the weekend, and Oklahoma State remains in the hunt.

Broken Arrow safety Myles Slusher announced his top 10 schools as Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan, Missouri, OSU, Oregon, TCU and Texas A&M on Friday.

A four-star safety who is 6-feet and 181 pounds, Slusher holds two dozen scholarship offers from all over the country.

Elsewhere on the 2020 recruiting scene:

*McGuinness star running back Dominic Richardson added another Big 12 offer. This one comes from Kansas. He also holds offers from Iowa State and Kansas State, along with Arkansas, Colorado, Memphis, Missouri and Nebraska among others.

*Plainview receiver Blake Nowell is also getting heavy Big 12 interest. TCU offered Wednesday, joining Iowa State. He also holds offers from Arkansas State, Army, Navy and Tulsa.

Missouri State advances behind former in-state stars

The Missouri State women’s basketball team pulled off a big 89-78 upset of sixth-seeded DePaul in the NCAA Tournament, and it came with the help of several former Oklahoma stars.

Former Sapulpa star Brice Calip started and scored 12 points in 30 minutes. Former Cashion and Deer Creek star Sydney Manning scored six points off the bench, and former Owasso star Mya Bhinhar added two points.

Missouri State faces third-seeded Iowa State at 8 p.m. Monday.

Edmond Memorial’s Heusel wins tournament

Edmond Memorial senior golfer Zane Heusel opened spring break in a big way.

Behind back-to-back rounds of 72, he won the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour’s Muskogee Spring Break Classic, finishing seven strokes ahead of Cushing’s Jacob Grellner. Rejoice Christian’s Hayden Hall and Putnam City’s Christian McAllister tied for third.

Tahlequah’s Jordan Clayborn beat Rejoice Christian’s Taylor Towers by two shots on the girls side.

Putnam North’s Thomas back on the market

Less than a week after garnering Big Ten Conference top honors, Putnam North guard Micah Thomas reopened his recruitment.

Thomas signed with Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in November. On March 12, the school fired Jon Harris, who garnered a 31-88 record during four seasons. Thomas cited the coaching change as a reason he requested and was granted his release.

"After a long talk with my parents and relatives, I have decided to reopen my recruitment due to the recent coaching change at SIUE," Thomas said on his Twitter page. "I would like to give a special thanks to SIUE for recruiting me and the recruiting process, as well as, granting my release."

Thomas is a three-star guard, per He held offers from Tulsa, Oral Roberts and Missouri State before signing with SIU-Edwardsville.

Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›