On Monday night Oklahoma Baseball coach Skip Johnson threw out a tease that another two-sport athlete would be making a commitment to the Sooners.
On Tuesday Sooner Nation was treated to the discovery that Norman’ Cade Horton was the athlete Johnson’s Tweet eluded to.
Horton, had been committed to Ole Miss but his desire was to have the ability to play both baseball and football at the collegiate lever. The Rebels seemed to balk at that idea which opened up the door for the Sooners, who are developing a tradition of two-sport stars with Cody Thomas and Kyler Murray.
Horton, a baseball commit first for Oklahoma, hit .461 for the Tigers last spring, with 3 long balls, 10 doubles, four triples, and 29 RBIs. From the pitcher’s mound he fanned 59 batters and built a 3-4 record on a 2.89 ERA.
On the gridiron, Horton led Norman back to the playoffs last season for the first time since 2012. He completed 117 of 234 passes for 1,919 yards, 14 touchdowns, while also running for 1,009 yards and 11 more touchdowns at a clip of 8.9 yards per carry.