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On Friday, May 29, local resident Jase Mann signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) in Bartlesville.
A future 2021 graduate of Atoka High School, Mann left for boot camp at Fort Bennington, Georgia on Monday, June 1, 2020.
“I’m super proud about him going to school and the military… Love watching him play baseball.” Mann’s father, Jason Mann of Ada said about his son shipping out.
Mann is the son of Jason Mann, Ada, and Nikki Ford of Atoka. He is the brother of Cole Horton, Daxton Elliott, and little sister Addy Mann.
Mann is excited about playing for OKWU. Primarily playing as a designated hitter, he hopes to continue the family tradition of attending the same college as his cousin.
“I’m nervous, but I’m sure it will work itself out.” Mann said. “I want to be an OHP (Oklahoma Highway Patrol) after college, and the military helps.”
Mann will spend the summer going through basics with the Army National Guard. Once completed, he will come back to Atoka to finish out the school year.
“It’s all happening at once… I’m less nervous about Wesleyan than I am about him leaving for basics.” Nikki Ford commented about her son leaving in two days. “Parents aren’t allowed on base right now due to regulations… So we don’t really get to say our good-byes.”