Fremont Bergan senior Kade McIntyre has committed to Oklahoma. Monday, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound athlete announced his commitment via twitter to the Sooners over scholarship offers from power conference schools Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas State, Minnesota and Tennessee.
“I went down there and the facilities were great but the people were fantastic from top to bottom,” McIntyre said of the Sooners. “By the end of the second day I was there I knew it was the place for me and it just felt like home.”
McIntyre officially visited Oklahoma on Wednesday and Thursday of last week followed by a visit to Iowa (June 10). He had scheduled official visits to Minnesota (June 17) and Kansas State (June 24); those visits are now canceled. He unofficially visited Nebraska earlier this month.
The position McIntyre would play collegiately was a bit of a mystery. Some schools wanted him to play wide receiver while others, including Nebraska, saw him as an outside linebacker.
“I am going to end up starting at tight end,” he said. “If something changes I’ll switch to linebacker but I will start my career at OU at tight end.”
After giving his decision some thought it was a phone call with Sooner coach Brent Venables on Sunday that reassured his feelings.
“He (Venables) was pumped just as much as I was,” McIntyre said. “He is super excited for me to be a Sooner.”
McIntyre had a breakout junior season. As a receiver he had 37 catches for 873 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a defender he had 63 total tackles (10 TFL) and six sacks for the 13-0 Class C-2 state champion Knights.
He is the second Nebraskan in as many recruiting cycles (Kaden Helms, Bellevue West, 22) to commit to the Sooners.