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PHS football players Adams, Burris commit to play college football

Evan Grice/Gazette
Piedmont football players Darrius Burris and Kyler Adams signed their official national letters of intent to play football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University this past Wednesday. Pictured from left to right, front row, Darrius’ mother Dorothy Burris, Darrius Burris, Kyler Adams, Kyler’s mother Krystal Dunn, Chris Dunn. Back row (L-R) Robin Adams (Kyler’s Stepmom) and Kurt Adams.

By Evan Grice


For Piedmont football players Kyler Adams and Darrius Burris, playing at the college level was always a dream they felt was in reach.

Last Wednesday morning, they each made their dreams a reality on National Signing Day.

Burris signed his letter to go play for the Norsemen of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, while Adams will join the Bulldogs from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, in front of a standing room only crowd of friends and family inside the band room at Piedmont High School.

“It feels good just to know the stress level can come to an ease,” Burris said moments after making his decision official. “This is a humbling moment for me also. I hope I can be an example for the other Wildcat football players, so they can see they can reach this level.”

“NEO allows me the chance to be selfish,” Burris added. “And when I say selfish, I mean they allow me to put as much work as I can put in at a junior college. Right now it’s all up to me and I want to be able to go to the next level. This is due to a lot of God given talent, which I thank him for and a lot of dedication and hard work.”

Adams said he was drawn to SWOSU because of the people who he knew at the campus.

“It was probably the people that were the biggest factor for me,” he said. “I know quite a few people that go there and that was what made me start focusing a lot more. They are one of the best teams in the state of Oklahoma at the division II level, and that’s what I want to be a part of. All of the coaches get really fired up during games and practice and really made me feel welcome there. This has been a goal of mine and I’m proud to have accomplished it.”

Adams will be majoring in Kinesiology Education while attending SWOSU.

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