By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Seven Sand Springs High School students signed letters-of-intent Wednesday morning in the Ed Dubie Field House, bringing the grand total of college-bound athletes from the Class of 2017 to fourteen.
Sand Springs has two softball players, two cross-country runners, two baseball players, one basketball player, three football players, one volleyball player, and two soccer players all headed to the next level.
Delvin Jordan signed on a football scholarship to Pittsburg State University. The linebacker had one of the most prolific careers in Sandite history, racking up 310 tackles as a four-year starter. He holds 45 tackles-for-loss and 31 sacks with three interception for two touchdowns, seven fumble recoveries for three touchdowns, and two blocked kicks for one safety. He was a four-year starter in the first-ever class of Sandites to make the playoffs four-straight years. The Sandites went 28-19 during his career and were the 2015 6A-II State Runner-Up.
He made the All-State, All-Tulsa World, and VYPE Top-100 teams. He was also selected as the 2015 Sandite Pride Defensive Player of the Year and is currently a nominee for the 2016 Sandite Pride recognition. He is currently ranked as the No. 1 wrestler in 6A at 220 pounds and has a 35-2 season record and 66-14 career record. He was the 2016 6A-East Regional Champion and State Qualifier. He has been named the Sandite of the Week twice, once for football and once for wrestling.
PSU is an NCAA-Division II and MIAA program coached by Tim Beck. The Gorillas went 7-4 this past season.