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Wing in limbo

By: Steve Moss
By: Steve Moss

Adam Wing doesn’t need any more distractions. The Rowan Co. quarterback has his Vikings in position to make a deep run into the high school postseason and he wants to make his last football season his best.

Adam Wing doesn’t need any more distractions.  The Rowan Co. quarterback has his Vikings in position to make a deep run into the high school postseason and he wants to make his last football season his best.

But what should have been a stress free senior season is turning into anything but. 

Wing now is worrying about basketball, too.

Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford talked Wing out of a football scholarship to Marshall and convinced the 6-foot-4 quarterback to accept an offer to play basketball in Stillwater.

Wing said his dream always was to play college basketball, his first love.

His performance last March in the Boys Sweet 16 was memorable.  In four tournament games, Wing made 14 of 21 shots from behind the three-point arc  and led the Vikings to the championship game.

It wasn’t long after that Ford made a trip to Morehead to offer a scholarship, which Wing accepted, making him the first in the Class of 2012 to sign with the Cowboys.

Then, in September, Ford had a chance to sign a pair of teammates from Texas.  Five-star shooting guard Marcus Smart agreed to sign with Oklahoma State if his high school buddy, Phil Forte, could come, too.  With Smart and Forte on board, Ford apparently is over his scholarship limit.

That could leave Wing on the outside, looking in.

Greg Wing, a music professor at Morehead State, says he is a reasonable man and understands Ford’s predicament.  But he doesn't agree with how things are being handled.

Ford has met with the family and has asked Wing to attend prep school, so that a scholarship would be available for 2013.  Ford said he'd get back to the family.

Wing has decided he won’t attend prep school and wants to know if he fits into OSU’s plans.  Certainly, Wing will have offers from any number of schools who’ll want him to play one sport or the other.

Now Wing is left to wonder if he’ll be perceived as a kid who can’t make a decision.   His calls to Ford have been unsuccessful.

It sounds like the decision already has been made for him.

Those are the highlights... Stay tuned.

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