Tulsa (Okla.) Union wide receiver Khalid Kornegay is known as one of the top athletes in Oklahoma, and his combination of size and athleticism attracted the attention of college coaches before he committed to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
The 6-3, 185-pound receiver appeared to be all set to stay home and play his college ball, but he knew he had work to do in the classroom before everything would be solidified.
Tulsa and Kornegay unfortunately had to part ways, but now the talented receiver has found a new home.
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"I've decided to go to the University of South Dakota," Kornegay said. "Things didn't work out for me at TU, but it was on me so I just press forward in life and I'm going to the University of South Dakota."
Coaches from Wyoming and Oregon State did check in on him and NEO offered a scholarship, but he was won over by what he saw in South Dakota.
"I didn't make the ACT to attend TU, however I did have the qualifications for the NCAA," Kornegay. "I didn't want to go the JUCO route to get to TU so I just decided to appreciate everything TU has done for me and press forward. South Dakota had a spot for me and I went and visited and loved everything about campus."
Kornegay is set to sign with South Dakota on Wednesday at Union High School in Tulsa.