ou-twitter-avatar1 Courtney Garnett Note

I talked to Courtney Garnett last night. Most of y’all have probably seen on twitter how excited he seems to be about the Sooners. In fact he tweeted out that his top 3 schools in order are: Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

As I’ve mentioned before, Courtney is going to visit Oklahoma on the 17th and Tennessee on the 24th. However, I was curious to find out how the Charlie Strong hire would affect his decision. I asked him about the hire and he didn’t seem very excited. In fact he basically said he was not excited about the hire. Perhaps that will change if coach Strong starts recruiting him but for now it doesn’t appear to have swayed him back in Texas favor. Things can change but you’ve got to like where Oklahoma is right now.

Courtney did mention that his teammate, Joseph Paul, will be coming with him. Joseph is a big offensive tackle that was at one time committed to Florida. He’ll be visiting Oklahoma on the 17th as well (that is looking like a HUGE weekend). I don’t know Joseph at all but Courtney said “I think y’all (OU) are going to get him”. He didn’t say much more but when I asked him why he feels so confident he said, “I just know” and left it at that. I didn’t pry but Courtney certainly makes it sound like OU is in a good spot for this big OLineman. Who am I not to trust him? After all, it was Natrell Curtis last week who told me that he felt we’d get Mixon and look how that worked out. I’ve got to think Courtney knows what is up with his teammate.

I did ask JY to do an evaluation of Joseph Paul so we’ll have that up for y’all later. JY did like what he saw of Joseph but he said he’s more of a right tackle.

 

 

  • Bob Bryan

    Thanks for the update. It’s interesting how quickly perception about a program and a coach

    can change, both positively and negatively, and how much of a difference it makes in recruiting. Hope we can continue to ride the wave!

    • Super K

      Indeed. Oklahoma took a huge step forward. Apparently the Bama game was a deciding factor for Mixon.

      • Sooner Ray

        Are you concerned about “THAT” being the reason?

        • Atlantasooner

          Commitments are sometimes like pushing over a coke machine. It takes a number of attempts. Mixon has had OU in front for months, but the Sugar Bowl might just have been that last emotional shove needed.

          • Sooner Ray

            Oh, I know, I just really like to here them talk about TRADITION. And I see you’ve messed with a coke machine also! Lol!

          • Atlantasooner

            Mixon in interviews is very aware of OU’s RB tradition. I think it’s a great fit. I love Mixon’s blend of skills to go with Perrine and Ford. It’s almost perfect. Like you wrote up what you needed on paper.

          • Ed Cotter

            And don’t forget about Alex Ross.

          • Sooner Ray

            I watched Ross in HS, He’s a stud, not sure what’s going on with him other than Clay and Finch needed touches.

          • Indy_sooner

            They each have very unique skills. The RB corp is going to be absolute terror if these kids keep their hands clean. All three as well as Ross are going to see the field next year.

        • Super K

          I agree with Atlanta…it doesn’t concern me. I disagree that he had OU in front. Most people around Mixon seem to say that his family wanted him to stay in Cal and he had better relationships with some other coaching staffs. But I also know that Mixon REALLY loves AD. It wasn’t a coincidence that AD was supposed to come to the game that Mixon came to.

          • Sooner Ray

            Yeah, I’ve heard he has always liked AD and even wore his number. I just heard his mother didn’t know he was going to put on the OU hat. He will be an great fit if he can be a team player and rotate within the system we’ve been using.

        • Kuzi

          Also, I would be more concerned if his reason was an alternate uni or something superficial. I want a competitor who wants to win on the big stage.

          • Sooner Ray

            Yeah, I’ve always wandered about the mental toughness of a kid that picks his school on uni”s.

  • 38Special

    How many schollies do we have left? I love that all the sudden we’re drawing interest from everywhere, and that Mixon and others are trying to sway guys at All Star games, but, we don’t have room for everyone. If there are only 4 or 5 spots left, who do you take?

    • Super K

      I’m worried about the same thing. We still need at least 1 or 2 LBs and at least 2 OTs if not 3. We’ve got to have room for Parker, Quick and Shepard as well. I’m going to see if I can figure out the numbers game later on.

      • M. Foster

        When you say Shepard, are you referring to Tee Shepard? What’s the latest on his recruitment status?

        • Super K

          yeah Tee Shepard. I talked to someone about him and I’ll put a note up about him as soon as I get another person to confirm what I’ve heard.

          • dahldennsull

            If you could include a note of anything you heard about his play this season as well? We all know he was highly rated out of HS, but just seems like everything we have heard since is just more about the phantom that was always supposed to be at OU the next semester.

          • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

            Copy on the double confirmation ;)

    • Indy_sooner

      With around 8/9 spots open I thought we were in good shape. But now between the 4 dbs (dowels , quick parker, Shepard/ kendall) , 2 LBs and 2 D tackle/ends and 2 linemen +/- 2 from attrition, I am not sure any more. Either way, gotta love our new found rich people problems

      • Super K

        I totally forgot that we’re likely holding a spot for Courtney Garnett as well.

        • Indy_sooner

          Yeah, I accounted for him in my totals, as well as Clark . I have not considered the likes of KD Cannon, AU, Frison or Pruitt so take it with a grain of salt.
          I hate to speculate on the numbers since in the end, the coaches know best, what the team position is. Hell there are players on the current squad that no one knows about

          • Leroy Jenkins

            Seems like since Mixon committed to OU, some elite players have put OU on their radar again (Cannon, Adoree’ Jackson, and maybe others). Do we hold a spot open for these guys because of their talent, even though it’s far from a sure thing? I bet there’s going to be some major surprises by NSD that will swing OU’s way.

          • Indy_sooner

            Bama always greyshirts players… :) j/k

            I think you find a way of making room for guys like that, but NOT at the expense of the folks that hanged with us. I think we have enough open to where we can bring one/ two must have talents

  • Atlantasooner

    We need RTs too. He looks pretty mobile in his senior year highlights. With uncertainty around flipping Frison and McNeil this seems like a good offer to make.

    • Super K

      Agree. And JY noted exactly what you said in his eval. Said he really liked his jump from jr to sr year.

      • dahldennsull

        I was thinking the knock on him was that his junior stuff was much better than senior due to conditioning? Why he has so many big time offers but is now currently rated so low. Curious to see what JY has to say

        • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

          Without giving too much away for later ;) You could see the maturation late in his senior season compared to his junior stuff. While he has a huge frame and some may consider him a guard, I think he’s an RT. He has quick feet, and great length.

    • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

      Agreed sir.

  • Indy_sooner

    By the way, we offered Joseph Paul last spring. one of the first OTS/OG we reached out to, so he’s not some sort of consolation offer. Big dude

  • Steve

    This OT Paul, is he a player

  • Steve Cooke

    Is Paul a tackle or guard? 247 has him listed as a guard.

    • Super K

      Jy said the kid is athletic enough to play right tackle

      • Steve Cooke

        Cool. Thxx

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Aren’t these guys from the same high school as Leonard Fournette? Think they could convince him to tag along, too? (sarcasm)

  • Rob Turner

    Trai Mosley back in play now that Terry Joseph left Nebraska.

  • Ed Cotter

    Does anyone know about Denzel Ward…..has he decommitted from Purdue. I think he is supposed to be visiting Norman on Nov. 17. MLK Weekend is going to be a very big recruiting weekend in Norman.

  • Gary Jackson

    Could we be in on Courtney since he de-committed from Texas?