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High school notebook: Longtime Westmoore athletic director John Burruss retiring

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Westmoore athletic director John Burruss is retiring later this month. [Photo provided]
Westmoore athletic director John Burruss is retiring later this month. [Photo provided]

For nearly 30 years, John Burruss has been a huge part of Westmoore High School. But later this month, he officially enters retirement.

Burruss has announced his retirement after 29 years with the Jaguars, including the last nine as the athletic director.

“I have lots and lots of relationships here,” Burruss said. “This is more than a job, it’s a family. I don’t go to work very many days. I just go to Westmoore. I mean that.”

Burruss said current Mid-America Christian soccer coach and assistant athletic director Zach Bice has been named Westmoore’s new athletic director.

Burruss was an assistant football and baseball coach for 20 years with the school.

“It’s time to make those 12-, 14-, 16-hour days into smaller-hour days with no alarm and a nap plugged in every now and then,” Burruss said.

Eastern Michigan offers Stillwater’s Gundy

Stillwater star quarterback Gunnar Gundy has his first Division I scholarship offer, and it’s not from his father.

Gundy, the son of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, announced Saturday morning his first offer comes from Eastern Michigan.

A left-handed 6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback, Gundy is coming off a breakout season in which he led the Pioneers to the Class 6A-II state championship game.

Last season, Gundy completed 143 of 226 passes for 2,420 yards and 25 touchdowns. He only threw five interceptions.

The upcoming senior is surrounded by talent, too. Star receiver Anthony Bland is committed to Princeton. Safety Garrick Martin picked up an offer from Air Force on Friday.

Here is an update on other recruiting news around OKC:

• McGuinness star running back Dominic Richardson recently committed to TCU, but he is still gathering offers. He picked up a big one from Texas over the weekend.

• Carl Albert sophomore running back Javion Hunt had a monster week, picking up offers from Baylor, Iowa State, Tulsa, Central Florida, Nebraska and Minnesota.

• John Marshall sophomore receiver Bryce Stephens continued his rise with offers last week from Memphis, Tulsa and Nebraska.

• New Choctaw linebacker Jeff Roberson has picked up multiple Division I offers, but his biggest arrived Monday from Tulsa.

Norman North TE commits to Tulsa

Norman North star tight end Jake Roberts is staying in Oklahoma when he heads to college.

Roberts announced Friday morning on Twitter his commitment to Tulsa.

Roberts, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound junior, caught eight passes for 76 yards in nine games last fall. He averaged 9.5 yards per catch.

He also held offers from Air Force, Eastern Michigan and Missouri State.

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<strong>Stillwater's Gunnar Gundy, right, led the Pioneers to the Class 6A-II state championship game last season. [BRETT ROJO/For the Tulsa World]</strong>

Stillwater's Gunnar Gundy, right, led the Pioneers to the Class 6A-II state championship game last season. [BRETT ROJO/For the Tulsa World]

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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 ›

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