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Three-star Colleyville Heritage receiver Ke’Von Ahmad chooses Central Florida

Colleyville Heritage wide receiver Ke'von Ahmad (1) scoots down the sideline against Trinity defensive back Sebastian Tauaalo (32) during the 1st half Friday night, September 15, 2017 played at Pennington Field in Bedford.
Colleyville Heritage wide receiver Ke'von Ahmad (1) scoots down the sideline against Trinity defensive back Sebastian Tauaalo (32) during the 1st half Friday night, September 15, 2017 played at Pennington Field in Bedford. Special to the Star-Telegram

National Signing Day is four days away and Ke’Von Ahmad just made the biggest decision of his life.

Colleyville Heritage’s 3-star prospect committed to Central Florida in a live TV broadcast Saturday night.

He also considered SMU and Boise State.

“Most people know I’m a big Oklahoma Sooners fan so Josh Heupel being their head coach kind of put me over the top,” Ahmad said on NBC 5’s Inside High School Sports shortly after 6:30 p.m.

According to 247Sports.com, Ahmad held 14 scholarship offers, seven from a Power Five school which included Baylor, Kansas, Louisville, Illinois, Northwestern, Purdue and Vanderbilt.

“I love Florida and I went out there and they showed me everything I needed to see,” said Ahmad, who’s originally from Florida.

Heupel was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2000 and led the Sooners to their last national championship in 2001 with a victory over Florida State at the Orange Bowl. He was an assistant coach for the Sooners under Bob Stoops from 2006-2014 including five years as an offensive coordinator.

Central Florida was the only FBS school to finish undefeated (13-0) in 2017 under Scott Frost, who went to Nebraska. The Knights beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl.

Heritage finished 11-2, winning the District 8-5A title in 2017 and went to the Class 5A Division I regional round.

Ahmad, who also played defensive back, recorded 1,604 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns. He hit 100 or more yards 10 times with a season-high 300 yards in Week 2 vs. Frisco Heritage.

In his final game, Ahmad made eight catches for 164 yards and four touchdowns vs. Lubbock Coronado.

Ahmad also recorded a team-high six interceptions, three against Richland, and went on to earn 5A All-State honorable mention and Star-Telegram first team honors.

In 2015 as a sophmore, Ahmad opened some eyes after recording 1,400 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns. He was voted first team all-state in Class 6A. He finished with 3,720 yards and 44 touchdowns in three seasons.

“Moving from Florida to Texas, I feel like being at Colleyville Heritage made my game a lot better,” Ahmad said.

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