COMO — The best football player to suit up for Como-Pickton is heading off to college.
Bryce Steele, a three-year starter and one of the top rushing backs in the history of the school, signed Wednesday to play college football at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.
Steele, a 6-2, 215-pound bruiser, rushed for more than 3,200 yards his final two seasons on the Eagles varsity. He will likely be moved to tight end or wide receiver in college.
During his senior year with the Eagles, Steele averaged almost 190 yards a game against teams designed to stop him. Steele had 1,894 yards of the team’s 2,424 rushing yards. He scored 96 of the team’s 132 points. He averaged 7.2 yards per carry for Como-Pickton last season.
Como-Pickton head football coach Conley Bland said the senior honor student was the best player on team and had improved each year on the varsity.
Steele was also coveted by Abilene Christian, Texas A&M-Commerce, Henderson State and others for his size and speed.
The C-P speedster said he visited the campus and liked the facilities and coaching staff.
“They said they might move to tight end or wide out. It doesn’t matter to me as long as I get to play football,” Steele said. “I might redshirt, they would like for me to gain 25 pounds.”
The Savage Storm features a potent running attack. The team went 4-6 last season and finished 2-6 in action in the Great American Conference.
Steele’s father, John Steele said, “I am glad he signed pretty close to home. It is exciting anytime I get to watch him play football. He was a good running back. I think he can play tight end or any position on the offense.”
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