September 11, 2009

TU commits face off in Backyard Bowl

Oklahoma's two most powerful high school football programs hook up in the annual Backyard Bowl tonight. Class 6A powers Union and Jenks, currently ranked Nos. 1 and 2 respectively, have combined for the last 13 state championships. They have also combined to produce six commitments to the University of Tulsa 2010 recruiting class.

6-foot-2 and 270-pound Jenks offensive lineman Jake Alexander was the first commitment of Tulsa's 2010 class.

"It should be a great game," he said. "Neither team is perfect, and both teams can take advantage of the other's imperfections."

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