The Duncan Banner

November 7, 2013

Eligibility to be decided for top recruit Friday

John McKelvey
The Duncan Banner

COMANCHE — The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) will rule on Comanche senior center Jacob Hammond’s eligibility on Friday, coach Nick Price confirmed during Wednesday’s practice.

Rivals.com ranks Hammond as one of the top 150 players in the nation, and ESPN ranks him as the No. 2 player in Oklahoma. Hammond, a 6-foot 10-inch center, transferred from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan. to Comanche High School this year. In his sophomore year he played for the Oklahoma City Storm after leaving Duncan High School following his freshman season.

Hammond originally committed to Oklahoma in August of 2012, but switched to Nebraska one year later. Comanche coach Nick Price said his potential is a plus for the team.

“I think it’s made everybody else play harder,” Price said. “It’s changed the outlook on the team. You can tell the difference in our practices. Right now we don’t even have (all the football players) in here yet, but you can tell the difference.”

Hammond joins a Comanche team that went 9-12 and lost six seniors to graduation last season.