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Kai Callins chooses Emporia State on National Signing Day

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Guthrie High School football standout, Kai Callins finally made it official on Wednesday, as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play running back at Emporia State University. 

“It is a real family atmosphere and they wanted me,” Callins said. “I will get to play running back and have a chance to play next fall as a freshman.”

The 2013 Co-Player of the Year in 5A-2, 2013 All-State defensive back, and 2013 Vype Mr. Football Oklahoma had one of the best seasons in school history. 

The 5’10”, 180 pound senior, rushed for l,736 yards this season on 209 carries and scored 31 touchdowns. 

The senior was dominant in every game this season, including the state championship where he shined, as he rushed for 230 yards and scored four touchdowns as the BlueJays routed McAllester High School 51-21 to give Guthrie their fourth state title in school history. Kai did all this coming off a torn ACL injury in the opening game of his junior year. The injury forced him to sit out the entire year. 

When he finally got the chance to get back on the field, he played every game like it was his last. He carried the load for the Guthrie offense that rushed for over 273.2 yards a game. 

Callins also starred on defense. He had a chance to go play cornerback at the next level, but his love for running back is what lead to his choice to play on the offensive side of the ball in college. 

Kai didn’t have the best season when it came to tackles, but when the ball was in the air, Callins was a force to be reckoned with. Callins lead the team with seven interceptions on the year. Zonte Veasley was the next closest on the team with less than half of Callins total, with three interceptions. 

Callins was the second BlueJays senior to sign yesterday as Trevor Blasingame signed with University of Central Oklahoma earlier in the day. Louis Morales was also scheduled to sign with Langston in the next couple of days.

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