The Big 12 conference is full of talented players from across the country, and a couple of them call Texoma home.
Starting with the Oklahoma State Cowboys, where we find three Texoma stars playing under Coach Gundy.
Wynnewood native Baron Odom had a great career with the Savages, helping coach Richard Norman to the state finals in his senior season. Muenster's Cole Walterscheid, who was dominate coming off the line for the Hornets, enters his Senior season with the Pokes. Former Sulphur big man Jacob Farrell is entering into his freshman campaign, he caught the eye of Coach Gundy during his time with the Bulldogs.
"Baron is doing good. He came in early, he was out of shape, but he's now in better shape. He's coming along, obviously very young." said Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. "Cole's doing great, he's one of the mature leaders of our defense. A guy that you can count on. He's been in the battle. And Jacob is doing good. He's just a baby, a giant baby. They've all held up, and gone through the training."
Ardmore standout Tyreece Lott is entering into his second season with the Sooners, he played in just 2 games in 2017 after battling injures, but still had 5 tackles. His athleticism impressed his head coach.
"Tyreece is one of the very talented young defensive lineman that we have," said Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley. "(He) Played well for us last year. He's very athletic, he's unusually graceful. Everything he does is very smooth and athletic."
Ardmore's Kevion McGee was a human highlight reel for the Tigers. He went on and played for two years at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M where he tallied up 51 tackles and an interception. His new head coach, Bill Snyder, thinks he can helped his defense right off the bat.
"Kevion is a young guy that will have the opportunity to readily impact our defense right away." Said Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder.
Former Sherman Bearcat Ja'Quay Pough is making the transition into the Big 12 after two seasons at Trinity Valley. He registered 74 tackles, averaging 4 and a half per game at T.V.C.C. Coach Kingsbury thinks he can help improve their core of linebackers.
"Ja'Quay is a guy we just got on campus. Really good young man, tough, and physical," said Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury. "He does everything right, and we expect him to provide some depth this season."
Linebacker Jordan Williams out of Paris High School can deliver a big hit, as well as run the table in ping pong, unless he is playing head coach Matt Rhule.
"One of those guys that I would say is the life of the team. He has a tremendous personality, really competitive guy, loyal guy," said Baylor head coach Matt Rhule. "He's up there all the time. He wants to play me in ping pong. He's one of those guys that makes it fun to coach. He cannot beat me at ping pong any day. There's lots of guys who can. But Jordan Williams is certainly not one of them."