Lacoltan Bester eligible to join Sooners
BY JASON KERSEY NewsOK.com
Friday, July 27, 2012
NORMAN — As East Mississippi plunged through the 2011 football season, toward its junior college national championship, the Lion defense spent its practices lined up opposite one pesky scout-teamer.
Day after day, week after week, Lacoltan Bester would unfailingly hustle onto the practice field, giving East Mississippi's first-team defense a regular challenge. Sometimes, he directed the scout team as quarterback. Other times, he lined up at running back or receiver, his true position.
Bester, who signed a letter of intent in May with Oklahoma, was the Lions' top offensive threat. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound wideout made 76 catches for 1,042 yards and 17 touchdowns during East Mississippi's unbeaten season.
That's why Buddy Stephens never became completely comfortable with Bester's frequent and risky scout-team volunteering. It didn't take long for the Lions' coach to accept the truth — he just couldn't keep Bester off the field.
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