It was at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Saturday that Palestine's Adrian Peterson decided that to be all he could be he would make an announcement to commit to play for Oklahoma next year.
Peterson's wasn't the only announcement among other Texas players who performed at the game won by the East by a 45-28 margin over the West. But Peterson's was perhaps the most anticipated, and based on accounts leading up to the game, probably the expected announcement. Peterson capped off his day by running for 91 yards on just nine carries, including two touchdowns.
Playing for the West, Peterson took a fourth quarter score for 15 yards and then trumped that with a 50-yard scamper later in the period. Following the long run, Peterson made his announcement, which was greeted with scattered boos from many in the crowd hoping for him to continue his collegiate career in the state.
D.J. Davis, an athlete from Fort Worth Dunbar, announced he will play for Texas A&M, while wide receiver Otis McDaniel III of San Antonio Taft will go to TCU.