Lookout a two-sport threat for OU

OU is getting a lot with the commitment of Deshawn Lookout, in baseball and football.

College coaches are flocking to Moore (Okla.) Westmoore to check on three-star wide receiver Dahu Green. But when they're there, no doubt Class of 2016 prospect Deshawn Lookout is also turning some heads.

As productive as Lookout has been in football, his passion, he said, has always been baseball. So when Oklahoma baseball coach Pete Hughes said he wanted to talk with him two weeks ago, a lot of things went through his head.

"I didn't know if he was going to offer me or say he was continue to watch me this next year," Lookout said.

Turns out it was the former as Hughes offered Lookout, who committed to the Sooners right then and there. One of his first calls after that was to OU offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, who had been recruiting Lookout for his football prospects.

Lookout let Heupel know he had committed to OU for baseball and Heupel said he was thrilled and said there'd be no problem with Lookout trying to play football, too, even if it's not on scholarship.

"My passion has always been baseball, but it has always been my dream to play both sports in college," Lookout said.

Looking at his numbers, and it seems like a pretty realistic dream. As a junior, Lookout had 46 receptions for 595 yards and five touchdowns. Those numbers are likely to be even higher this year with the potent one-two combination of Lookout and Green and a more experienced quarterback.

For the Jaguars baseball team, Lookout had a .491 batting average with six home runs as an outfielder. Lookout said he'll spend most of his summer playing baseball as he even missed Westmoore's spring football game because of a baseball tournament.

Lookout would have considered Oklahoma State, but he said the Cowboys haven't shown much interest for him in either sport.

The only thing that would change Lookout's mind right now is if he was told he wouldn't have the opportunity to play both sports.

"Coach Hughes said I can be a big help for the team in the future and played a big role," Lookout said. "I've always liked the Sooners. I can't think of anything better."

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