Cody Flesher signed to play collegiate football. Gracye Werth signed to run cross country collegiately.
KINGSTON — Cody Flesher and Gracye Werth signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday at the Kingston Multi-Purpose Activity Center.
Flesher became a Southeastern Oklahoma State University football signee, while Werth confirmed a pledge to run cross country at East Central University.
Three of Flesher’s former Kingston teammates are also members of the Savage Storm football program: Skye Lowe, Keelan Price and Tyler Stovall, who are Kingston High School Class of 2016 alumni.
Flesher said the Southeastern coaching staff envisions him as a tight end.
“They said that it’s hard, but it’s well worth it,” Flesher said. “They said the first couple years will be hard but once I push through and keep going, it’s well worth it. It’s a lot of fun.”
“I’m just very blessed to have the friends and the support that I have.”
At the beginning of the semester, Lowe said he transferred to Southeastern from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, where he spent his freshman season. He’s enrolled and started football activities with the Durant-based program.
When Southeastern football coach Bo Atterberry announced the addition of 46 signees who signed letters of intent on Wednesday, 43 of the 46 players hail from Texas. Two are native Oklahomans and one from Mississippi.
The class has 23 offensive and defensive players apiece.
Meanwhile, Werth said that ECU is not too close — nor is it too far away from home.
“I like the distance,” she said.
“I’m really nervous and excited, kind of mixed emotions.”
She witnessed a close-knit team during her visit, she said, and praised the coach, saying he’s “awesome.”
Moreover, Werth — who finished 15th at the Class 3A state meet as a junior and 13th as a senior — will be teammates with ECU freshman Abbie Winchester, a Class of 2016 Marietta High School alumna.
“She was very big competition (in high school),” Werth said. “That’s kind of fun, to actually be her teammate instead of competing against her.”