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.