Broken Arrow Express
TIGERS AT TU: Freshman Frankie Davis, left, and junior Kenneth Salazar prepare to begin the football season, Davis as a defensive end and Salazar as placekicker.
EMILY RAMSEY for GTR Newspapers
Freshman Frankie Davis comes to the University of Tulsa as a defensive end from Broken Arrow High School. Davis was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter. He earned Tulsa World first-team all-metro accolades and second-team all-state honors as a senior. He was also named to The Oklahoman’s all-state first team in his senior season.
Davis completed his career with 151 tackles and was credited with 82 tackles, five sacks and three fumble recoveries his senior season. He helped to lead the Tigers to the Class 6A state quarterfinals and an overall 8-4 record. He totaled 19 tackles and two sacks in two playoff games, ranked No. 20 on The Oklahoman’s Top 30 list and was ESPN’s 17th-ranked recruit in Oklahoma.
Junior placekicker Kenneth Salazar came to TU from the University of Oklahoma. Salazar did not play football at OU but played at the Air Force Academy. He is a Broken Arrow graduate where he was a three-year letterwinner and handled the kicking duties. He connected on 22-of-26 field goals and 109-of-111 PATs throughout his career. As a senior, he converted 13-of-15 field goals. He is majoring in petroleum engineering and his favorite professional sports team is the San Antonio Spurs.
Zac Veatch is a redshirt freshman, recently signed with Oklahoma State University. Coaches hope to see Veatch land at center during his career as a Cowboy. Veatch is a versatile athlete from Broken Arrow’s state runner-up squad. SuperPrep ranked him No. 39 among prospects in the Midlands region. The Oklahoma Coaches Association selected him as an all-state tight end, and he was chosen as an all-state defensive lineman by The Oklahoman. He was ranked as the No. 10 player in Oklahoma by rivals.com and No. 28 among America’s tight ends. Scout ranked him No. 48 among tight ends. During Broken Arrow’s run to the state championship game, he had 13 tackles, two sacks and a blocked kick. Baylor, Houston and Oregon State were among those seeking his signature. Veatch plans to major in geology.