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Northeastern Oklahoma (NEO) in Miami(OK) is ready to roll into next season after the success from last season winning the Southwest Junior College Conference (SJCC) Championship over Tyler(TX), 37-34. NEO has won 4 out of the last 6 conference championships since joining the SJCC.
"We have been really lucky to have great kids here at NEO," said Assistant Coach Steve Patterson. "When we first came into this conference, alot of people said we couldn't compete with just Oklahoma kids on our squad. I think we have proved that we have excellent talent in this state."
When NEO asked to join the SJCC after being an independant and almost giving up football as a whole, they were allowed in on one condition...they can only have 5 athletes from out of state.
"There is such an abundance of athletes inside the walls of Oklahoma and we are fortunate to get our hands on alot of them every year."
"Coach [Dale] Patterson is going on his 23rd year here and it gives our team incredible stability and leadership. The kids see that and I believe that's how we have had so much success lately," said Patterson.
NEO has had tremendous success in the Oklahoma recruiting fields also.
"We were able to get athletes with incredible talents and abilities, but also men of great integrity. They will be a part of the future success here."
From outstanding athletes like Keith Marshall of Tulsa B.T. Washington, to "go-to" receivers, Alvin Barnett of Tulsa East Central and Marcus Henry of Lawton Ike, to big fullback Virgil Harmon from Ardmore, to running back Eli Kinnard of Claremore to big Mike Rice of Broken Arrow and Bryce Nelson of Washinton(OK).
The following is a list of athletes signed at NEO this year:
Pos
Last Name
First Name
HT
WT
School
QB
Allen
Justin
6’1
190
Glenpool
CB
Anderson
Devin
5’9
170
Ponca City
WR
Anderson
Zelto
6’3
195
Ardmore
WR
Andrews
Bryan
6’2
170
Crooked Oak
CB
Andrus
Craig
6’1
180
Stillwater
DT
Balkcom
Brandon
6’2
280
Homewood Flossmoor, IL
WR
Barnett
Alvin
6’0
175
East Central
WR
Bradford
Domekedric
5’11
180
Davis
OL
Bradley
Willie
6’5
320
Lawton Ike
SS
Bradley
Adrian
6’0
220
Booker T Washington
OL
Bridges
Jake
6’3
275
Midwest City
LB
Burton
Jeremiah
6’1
220
Enid
CB
Caldwell
Aaron
6’2
175
Clinton
DL
Connelly
Major
6’4
280
OKC Millwood
OL
Cox
Cody
6’4
290
Eufaula
RB
Ford
Willie
6’2
200
Clinton
DL
Gibbs
Jeremy
6’3
290
Stillwater
OL
Graham
Skylar
6’4
310
Muskogee
OL
Gray
Jeremy
6’3
305
Lawton Ike
OL
Green
Blake
6’0
250
Oolagah
OL
Green
Kevin
6’4
340
Edmond Santa Fe
FB
Harmon
Virgil
5’10
230
Ardmore
DL
Harris
Rodrick
6’4
220
OKC Southeast
WR
Henry
Marcus
6’3
190
Lawton Ike
CB
Henry
Maurice
5’9
160
Lawton Ike
QB
Hodge
Brent
6’3
190
Guthrie
RB
Hoffman
Sherrod
6’0
175
Chickasha
DL
Holmes
Jimmy
6’3
230
OKC Grant
DL
Howeth
Michael
6’4
230
W.T. White, Ft Worth TX
CB
Island
Rodrick
5’9
165
Edmond Memorial
DE
Johnson
Tim
6’5
250
Homewood Flossmoor, IL
PK
Kinman
Paul
6’2
175
Harrah
RB
Kinnard
Eli
6’0
200
Claremore
OL
Little
Bryan
6’0
270
Shawnee
CB
Love
David
6’0
180
Edmond Santa Fe
CB
Luginu
Joe
5’10
195
Moore
RB
Marshall
Keith
5’7
160
Booker T Washington
DL
Miles
Delance
6’2
270
OKC Douglass
OL
Nelson
Bryce
6’6
330
Washington
LB
Perez
Victor
6’0
220
Tuttle
TE
Pooschkee
Michael
6’3
230
Lawton Mac
OL
Rice
Mike
6’4
305
Broken Arrow
LB
Roland
Justin
6’1
220
Ponca City
TE
Smith
Brenton
6’3
245
OKC John Marshall
OL
Tibbs
Lee
6’5
290
OKC Douglass
DL
Todd
Chris
6’2
280
East Central
QB
Treadwell
Robbie
6’2
185
Mustang
SS
Walbrick
Bo
6’1
185
Ada
LB
Walker
Cody
6’2
235
Seminole
SS
Ward
Sheldon
6’1
170
Crooked Oak
LB
Wren
Oscar
6’2
205
Crooked Oak
DL
Young
Reggie
5’11
235
Booker T Washington
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