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High Noon Highlights (7/22): ”Sterling has all the intangibles to be the next great defensive back to come out of Oklahoma State”

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Tre Sterling doesn’t get enough credit:

The O’Colly had a great article on defensive back Tre Sterling. The article goes in to how undervalued he is.

With Harvell-Peel cemented into a star role after earning first team preseason All-Big 12 and Bernard moving to a corner role Sterling will have an even bigger role than he did in 2019.

Sterling has great open field tackling ability and speed from the secondary. He also provides great ability to blitz and fill run gaps better than most safeties in the country.

Sterling also has great coverage skills and provides a great option to cover receivers in both man and zone coverage. In 2019, Sterling allowed the third fewest yards per catch allowed in coverage among all Division I defensive backs at 7.7 yards per catch to opposing receivers. {O’Colly}

More on safety commit Ty Williams:

The Oklahoma is in the midst of their “Super 30” series where they highlight the top-30 recruits in the state. No,5 on the list in Oklahoma State commit Ty Williams.

Williams is an Oklahoma State commitment who is No. 5 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 rankings of the state’s top college recruits in the upcoming senior class. But he’s a kid who can do more than play football. And he intends to do just that.

Williams is nearing his goal of playing every sport — outside of golf — before focusing entirely on football in college.

“I know I’m not going to be a star in wrestling or baseball, but I’m just going to try to play it,” Williams said. “I’m going to try to be that star, but if it don’t happen I’m satisfied.”

Williams is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound safety who has a nose for the ball along with nearly 20 Division I scholarship offers. Last season, he had nine interceptions. As a sophomore, he had four interceptions in just around 30 defensive plays while he focused on being Muskogee’s quarterback. {Oklahoman}

Austin Eckroat places in Top-5 in PGA University:

Former Oklahoma State golfer Austin Eckroat has earned the No.3 spot in PGA University. this is the newest path for hopeful college golfers to join the PGA tour.

The eligibility for each respective Tour will begin the week following the conclusion of the NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Championship. The 2021 NCAA Men’s Championship is scheduled to be held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, from May 28 – June 2. Players eligible for the PGA TOUR University Ranking List will be NCAA Division I golfers who complete a minimum of four years in college.

The PGA TOUR partnered with the World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR®), which is administered by The R&A and the USGA, to create the PGA TOUR University Ranking List. The WAGR system ranks the top amateurs on the basis of their average performance in counting events on a rolling cycle over the previous 104 weeks. The list will be filtered to include those players and results meeting the PGA TOUR University eligibility criteria. {PGA]

Around the Big 12:

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Big 12 has a ‘plus one’ model on the table

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