ou-twitter-avatar1 Juwan Dowels Note (Updated Jan. 2 – 12:48 am)

I have been pretty open about the fact that Juwan is one of my favorite CBs this year. I recently spoke to Stanford Samuels (former DB for FSU – played against us in the 2000 NC game) about Juwan. Stanford has been Juwan’s private DB coach for a couple years and Juwan plays on Stanford’s 7-on-7 team. He gave me some great insight into Juwan’s game. I trust Stanford’s eye because he’s not only a former ball player who is well acquainted with Juwan’s game but Stanford sees the best talent in the country down in Miami. So he is able to put Juwan’s athleticism in a context that others simply cannot. Stanford himself is from the Miami area – he’s a Carol City legend!

I’ll have a write up about my conversation with Stanford soon. For now I wanted to pass along some recruiting information about Juwan. Juwan let me know that he has officially decommitted from Northern Illinois. As we’ve told you before, he will be visiting Oklahoma on January 17th. The Oklahoma visit is currently the only visit Juwan has planned. I’m hoping the trip goes well and we can bring him in.

Also, for those who haven’t seen this article. Juwan was defensive player of the year in Broward County (a county in Miami that is loaded with talent) – http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-12-23/sports/fl-small-def-poy-brow-football-1227-20131223_1_state-champion-patriots-safety-carter-jacobs-juwan-dowels

UPDATE: Juwan just let me know that he has changed the date of his Oklahoma visit. Instead of visiting Jan. 17th we will now be visiting on Jan. 31st.

  • Justin Johnston

    I love love love db’s we steal from the sunshine state! Hope he becomes a Sooner…..

    • Super K

      No question. Especially Miami DBs that are that athletic.

  • Cary Newman

    Super K

    Thanks for the report. It appears things maybe falling our way just at the right time.

    • Super K

      yes indeed!

  • JD

    Nice work SK..I like Juwan’s film..He’ll be a nice addition if we can land him on the 17th…it looks good for sure

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

      You talk about guys who can lock down slot receivers…he’s the guy for the job.

      • Shifty

        No doubt…we need “island” corners to mix it up at the LOS

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

          Gimme three cover guys all day in the big 12. Definitely needed.

  • SoonerfanTU

    Hate to keep making these generic recruiting comments in these threads about specific players, but it seems like we’re in decent shape for quite a few quality players down the stretch. At this point, how many scholarships does OU have left?

    • Indy_sooner

      Hate to link other sites but 8time over at sf did a really good breakdown. We have around 10 slots open

      • SoonerfanTU

        Thanks. That appears to be more than enough for a “best case scenario” with some of these better players.

        • Indy_sooner

          Yeah. This will be one of the larger classes we have taken, considering the attrition we’ve had in the season and the seniors leaving.

  • Indy_sooner

    I’be stated that I’ve never been worried about where we are (even with OTs) because we typically close strong. I have a feeling we’ll pull in some surprises by NSD

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

      Paging Tristan Hill

      • Indy_sooner

        Definitely! BTW, there is another JUCO we seem to be in on, highly rated yet getting very little interest from other D1s. , Do you or K have any info on Patrick Au, OT from Utah? Grades maybe?

  • Jesse Wall

    This kid looks good…. Load the roster with talent and let the strong win out….. Can’t wait for the write up ….. Great job on the info!!!!

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

      kid is an EXPLOSIVE athlete

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Awesome. Thanks for the info.

  • OU_Sooners

    just like past OU teams, seems like Stoops is going to finish strong with this recruiting class.

  • Ed Cotter

    Jan. 31st? Boy, he sure is cutting it close. Will give OU last chance to make an impression. Wondering if he is setting up another school visit on Jan. 17th? Thanks for the update Super K.

    • dahldennsull

      Also means we get the last crack, instead of some other school trying to keep him closer to home right before signing day.

  • Rashad See

    I know this is a recruiting post but with you all’s insider knowledge I wanted to know if you would do a post regarding any imminent information about big 12 expansion. I believe that there are a few schools out there that may up the cache of the big 12 but the most important piece would be the divisions and the big 12 championship game returning. I would like to see the old big eight teams in one division and old southwest conference teams in another division with a cross division rivalry game to be held every year. Probably would have to go to seven team divisions to make this work and add either Cincinnati or BYU to the old big eight schools. Lastly would like to see a rivalry weekend when the conference would play rivals from outside the conference like OU/Nebraska, Texas/a&m, Kansas/Missouri and so on. Give me your thoughts on expansion and the plan I propose, please.

    • Indy_sooner

      I hate the current round robin schedule. The injuries seemed to increase significantly for most teams in the Big 12. Baylor was cruising up until they played us and Bam! Lost their #1 RB #1 AND #2 WRs and others… Pokes lose The stud DL and Gilbert …etc. Don’t get me wrong, I am not afraid of playing anyone, just being realistic about the propensity of players getting worn by the time the season closes.

      Regarding the expansion, we lost some really good teams. Nebby and Mizzou especially are a tough pill. I would’ve liked to pull BYU, FSU and Louisville but that’s a tough stretch.