The Norman Transcript
NORMAN — In a time where most high school athletes have decided to specialize in one sport, DeShawn Lookout is branching out. In just his sophomore year at Westmoore, he became a standout on the gridiron and baseball diamond.
Now as Lookout prepares to for his junior season, it doesn’t look like he plans to lighten the load any time soon.
Lookout had individual success and team success in both football and baseball this past year as he helped both squads to go deep into the postseason.
But now Lookout is starting to see the seeds of his gridiron exploits start to bear fruit.
The 6-2, 180 pound receiver led the team in catches with 46 and was second in yards (598) and touchdown receptions (5).
“My sophomore year I did good,” Lookout said. “I helped the team as much as I could. Did everything I was able to. I helped the team.”
Because of this, Lookout earned his first scholarship offer last month from Arkansas State.
“When that came in I was just surprised,” Lookout said. “It was my first one. I didn’t know what to do about it. I was talking to my parents, I was telling everybody at school. I was ecstatic about it. My first reaction was ‘I was thinking, is this my first one? Is this really happening right now?’ I was just really happy.”
Lookout’s teammate and fellow wide-out Dahu Green has gotten 15 offers so far this year. It will take a while for Lookout to catch him, but he knows he will continue to get more as he attends more camps during the summer.
“I feel like I will get more and more,” Lookout said. “I’m just a sophomore. I feel like I have two more years to get as many offers as I can.”
Lookout also said he should see more offers coming in due to the attributes he brings to a team.
“I guess just the way I work with my team, my work ethic,” Lookout said. “It helps me a lot. And going to all these camps really got my name out. Coaches are looking for a good, tall, athletic wide receiver. I guess that I fit that profile. I’m 6-2, 180 pounds and fast.”
Lookout hasn’t made up his mind on where he wants to play college ball. However, he would like to stay as close to home if possible.
“I have my sights on trying to stay in Oklahoma, staying close to my family so they can come watch as many as they can,” Lookout said. “But if an offer comes that I can’t deny and it’s the best and they really want me, then I’m going. Oklahoma and OSU I’ve been looking at for a long time — since I was a little kid. They used to be my two favorite teams ever. I would be glad to go there. “
The Sooners may have the inside track if they decide to pursue Lookout. His older sister, Destinee Lookout, will be a freshman on the Oklahoma softball team next year.
But Lookout can’t count out any other school at this time. If he does get more offers, he wants to do what’s best for him and his family. That could include going pro in baseball if he got drafted.
“My all—time goal is to go pro,” Lookout said. “But I’d probably have to talk it over with my family. And get to know what I truly feel. If I could go pro and come back to college, that’s probably what I’d do.”
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