Cody Jackson had been receiving big offers all winter long. But on Sunday, the sophomore wide receiver from Foster made his first choice.

Jackson verbally committed to University of Oklahoma, looking to follow the footsteps of former Falcon wideout CeeDee Lamb.

“First of all, I want to thank God for giving me the ability and the talent to play the game of football that I love dearly,” Jackson wrote.

Jackson, rated three stars by, had a lot of top programs recruiting him, including Houston, Baylor, Alabama, LSU and Arkansas.

Travis guard commits to Tarleton State

Javontae Hopkins, whose determined play carried the Travis boy’s basketball team to the playoffs, found a home in Tarleton State, a strong Division II program in Stephenville.

“I want to thank my mother and grandmother,” Hopkins wrote. “They’re the real reason why I’m in this position and why I’m so good at what I do.”

Hopkins will join a Texans squad that won 21 games last season and made the DII Final Four in 2015.

Longhorns’ Dean to play at Concordia

Dalon Dean, another key part of George Ranch’s run to the regional finals, committed to play at Concordia University on Friday.

The senior Longhorn guard will play at the Division III program in Austin this fall.

Dean averaged 15.7 points and 2.9 rebounds for George Ranch last season, helping the Longhorns reach the state quarterfinals. George Ranch’s Dennis, Krouch named elite academic all-state

Two George Ranch girl’s basketball players were named to the elite team in the Texas High School Coaches Association’s Academic All-Star teams.

Student-athletes and student trainers and managers with good standing with the team, with good moral character and a grade point average of 92 or above were eligible to be nominated.

Senior forward Ryan Dennis and senior guard Lauren Krouch were awarded elite status, with senior forward Mi’lan Francis Miller as a second-team pick.

East Bernard senior Cheslee Karasek was tabbed a first-team selection, with senior Erin Beird as an honorable mention pick.

Needville senior Baley Stavinoha was a first-team selection, with seniors Bella Ruggeroli and Camianne Buell named second-team picks. Senior Desteny Guillen and manager Larissa Knox were named honorable mention.

On the boy’s side, Needville senior Tim Garza was named first-team, with senior Kenny Hrncir named a second-team pick.

East Bernard manager Morgan Whitley was a second-team selection, while manager Morgan Whitley and guard Mason Vasut was honorable mention picks.

Brazos’ Luke Demny and Dalton Herrera were also named honorable mention.

Former Lamar golfer finishes in top 10 at Argentinean tourney

Ryan Baca, who was a member of the Lamar Consolidated golf team in the 1990s, had a top-10 finish in his second tournament in PGA Tour Latinoamerica.

Baca was tied for eighth place in the Molino Cañuelas Championship in Buenos Aries this past weekend. He shot a 69-68-72-69 for the tournament, tying with four other golfers.

George Ranch’s Anderson named assistant coach of year

Aaron Anderson, an assistant coach for the George Ranch boy’s basketball team, was named the Assistant Coach of the Year in Class 6A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Anderson, along with head coach Charlie Jones and fellow assistants Brandon Brooks, Mark Richardson and Jason Thompson, led the Longhorns to a 26-7 record and were Region III-6A finalists.

Jones was a finalist for Don Coleman Outstanding Coach of the Year in 6A, which was won by Laredo Nixon’s Pete Solis, Jr.

Several Longhorn wrestlers named academic all-state

Seven wrestlers from George Ranch also were named academic all-state from the THSCA, including second-team selections Artacho Cuaresma and Olivia Kirby.

Jason Brenner, Rebecca Paul, Jelony Richardson, Gabriel Suchanek and Raul Zepeda were all honorable mention picks.

Also selected honorable mention were Terry wrestlers Rigoberto Argueta, Sidney Hausler and Dylan Ruiz, along with Fulshear’s Alex Torres.

Lamar’s Vasquez named elite academic all-state for soccer

A handful of Lamar Consolidated and Needville girl’s soccer players were tabbed academic all-state for girl’s soccer, including senior Andrea Laureano Vazquez being awarded elite status.

Also, senior midfielder Dalia Almaguer, senior defender Alexandra Alsop, senior defender Edith Resendiz Maldonado and senior midfielder Adriana Sosa were second-team selections. Senior goalkeeper Mikela Jackson was an honorable mention pick.

Needville senior defender Scotlyn Lowe was a first-team selection, with senior goalkeeper Tori Eavenson and senior defender Bella Ruggeroli as second-team picks. Senior defenders Paola Alanis and Maddie Schultz were tabbed honorable mention.

More notes

Foster junior offensive lineman Leke Asenuga received an offer from Toledo… Needville boy’s basketball student manager Aidan Rangel was named as one of the Student Assistants of the Year by the TABC.

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