Ryan Schoppe Commits To Oklahoma State University

At the Region 3-6A championships next weekend, La Porte senior Ryan Schoppe will take the net step of qualifying for the 2019 Texas UIL 6A state cross country championships.

He will get to do it without the weight of the recruiting process still on his shoulders. On Instagram this evening, Schoppe made the decision to continue the next step of his student athlete career at Oklahoma State University.

Earlier in the afternoon, he shared the key facors with MileSplit TX that led him to the decision. "It feels the most at home to me and I trust Coach Smith guiding me in the right direction to get me to the next level."

He had many offers which made the process difficult. He took official visits to Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma State. "I liked the atmosphere and views of the team and can't wait to get on campus and run with them next year."

Schoppe is the two time (2019 and 2019) UIL 6A 3200m champion in track and field. He was the 1600m runner-up last spring in 4:07.47 and followed that up with a 4:09.15 to win the Adidas Boost Boston Games 1 mile. 

At the state cross country championships last year, he finished runner-up to current Oklahoms State freshman Alex Maier.

Schoppe becomes the second Texas athlete to commit to Oklahoma State. Plano East senior Grant Wilcox also committed earlier today.