Sooner target scores game-winning TD

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Friday night, we talked with one of Texas' top juniors, Jermichael Selders from Cy Creek after his game-winning performance.

In the Lone Star State, games got rolling this week. On Friday night, a showdown took place between Cy Creek and Klein Oak, two teams with long histories.

Especially last season seeing that Klein Oak served Creek with two losses, one of which was in Round 2 of the Class 5A playoffs. But Friday was an entire new story. The Cougars, led by running back Jermichael Selders and Chuck Keeton, pulled off a last-minute 23-17 victory to start the season 1-0. 

With 55 seconds remaining, it was Selders scoring the game-winning touchdown.

"I remember their (Klein Oak) defense. All I had to do was get to know their defense again and just run," Selders said. "The thought that was going through my mind is we got to win this game."

And so it was.

The momentum in this contest swayed back and forth, but up to the final minutes, it was Klein Oak's game to lose. But the Cy Creek team scored and Selders tied the game up at 17 with a successful 2-point conversion.

"I knew I had to get in the end zone for the win. The linemen came through with the blocks," Selders said. "I had to get in there (end zone) for the team. It feels real good because we have not beaten them in two years. Last year, we wanted to beat them so bad. Now we can go home and sleep on it."

Selders finished the game 106 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown, which was the game winner from nine yards out. He is poised for a big year after a successful sophomore season when he ran for 1,114 yards and 13 touchdowns on 163 carries in the regular season.

With those stellar numbers behind him, and a solid 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame, Selders will be one of the many elite running backs in the state of Texas.

In fact, he is already hearing from a few at the moment.

"I'm getting mail TCU, Oklahoma, and Alabama. Those are all I can think of right now," Selders said. "I don't have any offers yet."

But he is confident that some will be on the way. Of course it's just Week 0 and the concentration of putting together another successful season takes precedence. 

"I want to do what I can to help my team do well this year," Selders said. "I have not talked with any coaches from any of the schools yet, but I am interested in everybody. It really doesn't matter to me right now.

"For me right now, it's just time to ball."


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