Tulsa’s Josh Jacobs was taken 24th overall by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday in the first round of the NFL draft.
Jacobs, who attended Alabama after graduating from McLain High School, was rated as the top running back in this year's draft.
Jacobs rushed for 640 yards on 120 carries as a junior at Alabama.
Jacobs, listed at 5-foot-10 and 216 pounds, put up crazy numbers playing quarterback as a senior at McLain, running for 2,704 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior while averaging more than 15 yards per carry.
Despite that, Jacobs received little recruiting attention until Alabama came in late and signed him in February 2016.
Jacobs wrote about his lack of attention in a column on The Players’ Tribune. You can read that here.
Jacobs joins the likes of Felix Jones (B.T. Washington), Robert Meachem (B.T. Washington), R.W. McQuarters and Reuben Gant (B.T. Washington) as first-round picks from the Tulsa area.
Jones was the 22nd overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2008. Meachem was the 27th pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2007 and McQuarters was the 28th pick by San Francisco in 1998.