Former Wildcat Reece Morrison will play football for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2016. The 2015 LHHS grad was officially invited by OU to walk on to the football program as a punter this week, and he will begin classes and workouts with the team in January.
Reece, who was kicker and punter for the Wildcats, postponed college for a semester to pursue his football passion after not receiving an offer from a big program. He spent months training and attending football camps, including Chris Sailer’s national camp in Los Angeles, where he won the title “Best Punter” and gained the attention of recruiters from OU – and other universities.
“We’re so proud he has chosen such a great school, not only for football, but also academics,” said mom Tracie Salmon. (Reese will start OU with 18 credit hours, says Tracie, thanks to LH’s dual credit program.)
“I never thought I’d be wearing OU colors,” tweeted sister Sarie, who broke several records at LSU while competing on their gymnastics team, “but I’m more than proud to say I’m officially the #1 Boomer Sooner fan for the next four years.”
Reece, the baby of the family, says he’s completed the circle of athletes in the Morrison clan. Father, Tony, played wide receiver at the University of Louisiana-Monroe and Tracie was a competitive diver at Auburn.
The entire OU football schedule for 2016 isn’t out yet, but you can see OU-Texas in Dallas next Oct. 8 and see Reece’s Sooners face his father’s ULM Warhawks in Norman next Sept. 10.