Signing Day Recap: Locals Continue Careers With OSU

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It's quickly becoming one of the biggest spectacles in the sports world.

Deontay Anderson had his choice to play college football at over 30 different schools, but the Dallas area native decided to take his choice to new heights.


The four star recruit announced via a video of him sky diving that he'd play ball at Ole Miss next year after falling through the other finalists.

No one around Oklahoma City went quite that far, but here is the story of three locals.

Signing day.

A 24 hour mania full of dreams being put to paper, cell phones, gyms packed with anxious crowds and an array of hat that would make a color wheel jealous.

Oklahoma City's most dramatic ceremony belonged to Edmond Santa Fe defender Calvin Bundage.

After some fake outs it was 'pistol's firing' for Bundage and OSU.

Despite being a violent player on the field, Bundage wasn't so brash when it came to addressing a pro Santa Fe crowd.

Enter his fellow former Wolfe Charles Gaines.

"He wants to thank his parents and God," Gaines said, relaying Bundage's message to the crowd.  "Mama he loves you and all that.  Yea.  He wants to thank Coach White, Coach Rhodes and all the coaches over there.   Shout out to them.  He wants to thank his girl, Summer, for being bae always."

Now that's a teammate.

Tramonda Moore seemingly came out of nowhere to jump to the top of some recruiting rankings as Oklahoma's top player.

Moore didn't get there with out some adversity however.

Losing teammate Cleatis Davis to a car accident last April.

The future Cowboy took time to remember Cleato at his celebration.

"He was everything to us," Moore told the crowd at his signing celebration.  "He meant a lot to us.  We played for him, we played through him and we're living through his name.  Me being able to do this and be able to play at the next level is big.  Not many kids get that opportunity.  And me wearing his number makes me want to grind harder."

The Pokes punched one more ticket locally.

Tyler Brown was a Lexington celebrity on Wednesday.

An event so special that it nearly brought the teenager's grandmother to tears.

Brown was quick to credit those around him for a helping hand.

"There's a lot of support," Brown told the crowd at his signing celebration.  "I have a lot of family and friends.  The football team, they're part of my family.  I love those guys to death.  Even the faculty of the school.  The teachers, the coaches especially.  They've all helped me get through hard times, and have been there for good times like this one now.  And it's all been a really great road."

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