High school athletes' long recruiting journey winds down as signing day nears
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Sunday, January 29, 2012
1/29/12 at 7:34 AM
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For high school athletes who will play at the next level, National Signing Day signals the end of a long and often difficult journey.
On Wednesday, Tulsa-area football, soccer, track and cross-country athletes will ink letters of intent for colleges across the country.
"After going through the whole process and knowing I'm contracted to play at Oklahoma State, it will just be relief and a good feeling that it's all said and done," Broken Arrow tight end Zac Veatch said.
While Veatch was stressed over having too many schools from which to choose, others continue to hope for a Division I offer.
"This next week is going to be really crazy in recruiting, so you never know when you could get a call," Beggs quarterback Ramsey Hamilton said.
The process varies for each sport, but most involved can relate with how frustrating it becomes.
"It was really confusing," Owasso cross-country runner Garrett Dyson said. "For about a month or so, I didn't even want to think about it."
But in the end, everything seems to fall into place.
"You get that feeling that this is where I'm supposed to be, that it's meant to be," Sapulpa girls soccer star Madison Mercado said.
Original Print Headline: The road to Signing Day
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Broken Arrow High School football player Zac Veatch, one of the top recruits in the area and an Oklahoma State commit, holds recruiting letters he received from various college football programs over the past year. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World