Chester Baah

Edison offensive lineman Chester Baah signs his National Letter of Intent to play football at Tulsa as his mother, Mathilda Aidoo, and stepfather, Tony Aidoo, watch. KELLY HINES/Tulsa World

What happened Wednesday: Tulsa signed seven players by 10 a.m., and two more followed in the afternoon. Seven players are from Texas, and the other two are from Tulsa. Of the five offensive additions, three are skill-position players — two receivers and a running back.

What's to come: The Hurricane had limited spots to fill because of a small senior class in 2018, but a handful of signees will be added in February, possibly the two committed players who did not sign Wednesday. TU does not plan to sign a quarterback in this year's class.

Headliner: Chris Lovick, running back. An all-state selection in Texas, Lovick rushed for 47 touchdowns and averaged 7.6 yards per carry during his high school career. He could be among the next in line to emerge as a backfield star for the Hurricane.

Sleeper: La'Darrion Florez, wide receiver. At 6-2 and 200 pounds, Florez appears physically ready to play at the college level. He averaged 17.7 yards per catch as a senior.

Immediate impact: Mike Garrett Jr., defensive back. The lone junior-college transfer, Garrett will enroll at TU in January and participate in spring drills. He totaled 41 tackles, 14 pass breakups and three interceptions in the last two seasons.

Kelly Hines


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Kelly has been the University of Tulsa football and basketball beat writer since 2014. She grew up in Moore, was valedictorian at Christian Heritage Academy and graduated from Oklahoma State University. Phone: 918-581-8452