ou-twitter-avatar1 Open Post | Jan. 19th (UPDATED: 8:40 pm) (Jordan Thomas Commits!)

With all the recruits in this weekend we thought it would be a good idea to have an open post so that those of you who see anything interesting on twitter can post it in the comments section. We can’t catch everything. We’ll add things to the post if it seems highly important but all chatter is welcome.

If y’all dont like the idea of these “open” posts please let us know. If you do like the idea we’ll continue them. It’s just something we figured we’d try.

A couple things that did happen this weekend:

– Courtney Garnett is enjoying himself

– The big time 2015 TE Hale Hentges picked up an offer from Oklahoma

– Unrelated to OU football but related to Oklahoma HS football: Seminole RB Papi White told us that the trip down to Southern Miss is fantastic. We could not be happier for him. In December his sole offer was from UCO. He’ll have a chance to shine at a quality mid-major.

– Somewhat related to OU football: Jonathan Thomas (LB out of Georgia who was an OU target) had a great in-home visit with UGA. The visit was so good that the UGA coaches will be back next week. We’re really hoping things work out for him.

– Talked to Du’Vonta Lampkin and it sounds like his friend and 2015 Houston area OT Toby Weathersby did indeed receive an offer. We haven’t spoken to Weathersby yet but Du’Vonta said it was Toby’s favorite school. Oklahoma is moving fast building their 2015 offensive and defensive lines.

UPDATE (9:56 am): OK HS Preps, Damian Howard out of BA has committed to Abilene Christian. Congrats!

UPDATE (9:58 am): Talked to Alex Dalton and he said the trip was good. Also, said that it seemed like the other recruits loved the trip…he added “OU is hard to pass up”. Interestingly he also mentioned the dorms and how nice they are. I asked him if it actually made a difference to him and he said they obviously aren’t the only thing that goes into the decision but he said they are “outstanding” and it definitely helps. I thought this was particularly interesting because I can tell you that a particular recruit that OU is interested in actually eliminated a school that he was on high on because the living quarters weren’t very nice. Just thought it was an interesting note because it seems like the dorms could definitely help…especially since our new coaches are getting an early start this year.

UPDATE (10:42 am): Curtis Bolton hit me up and said the trip has been great. He said, “I love it out here…can’t wait to get out here in June!”

UPDATE (12:17 pm): Talked to Courtney Garnett. He said the trip went great. He said his mom “fell in love with the place…she loves coach Stoops!” Also said that is mother “loved how much support is given to the student athlete”. He said he really liked Headington Hall (again a recruit highlighting Headington Hall – and I didn’t even ask him about it). Courtney also said that Tapper did a great job of hosting him…said they did some “shaking” so it sounds like they Tap showed him a good time.

UPDATE (12:35 pm): Sorry just noticed that Dallis Todd tweeted out that coach Stoops and coach Norvell will be visiting him later today.

UPDATE (12:57 pm): I asked Courtney if there was a chance he was going to commit today and he said he’s going to wait till after the Tennessee trip. But Oklahoma is definitely sitting pretty right now. It sounded more like “I’ll wait” as in I’m ready to do it but I’ll wait till after the Tennessee trip. At least that’s how I read it.

- UPDATE (1:05 pm): Ms. Dorshell Clark (Deondre Clark’s mother) just tweeted out: “Survived another official visit. Back to Reality!! For a 48hr visit, I give them a 93, really well put together! #SoonerNation”

I’m assuming that 93 is out of 100. Not bad! :) Easily qualified with an “A”!

UPDATE (1:30 pm): Tristan Hill, 2014 OT out of Mustang, picks up a UTEP offer! NC State coming to visit him this week!

- UPDATE (1:55 pm): Sounds like OU DB target out of Miami, Cornelius Floyd, had a great time on his Arkansas visit. Just saw that he tweeted out: “It’s been a fun weekend Until next time Arkansas”. Still not sure if OU and Floyd have confirmed his scheduled visit to OU for next week.

UPDATE (5:59 pm): Offensive tackle, Kenyon Frison has announced that he has decommitted from Utah. He did take a trip to ASU this weekend. Not sure if the decommittment is a natural progression in his recruiting process or if Arizona State made an impression.

UPDATE (6:57): OU picks up a commitment from DB, Jordan Thomas!

UPDATE (7:04): Coach Montgomery is in Alabama visiting Dwayne Orso and his family. Oklahoma sent coach Jay Boulware there just last week as well. Oklahoma realizes how much SEC interest Orso is getting so they aren’t taking any chances.

- UPDATE (8:40 pm): Just talked to Steven Parker’s father. He said Steven had a “great great visit!” He said he spent a lot of time with Coach Mike Stoops and with the other players. He also said he spent a lot of time with Deondre Clark and he added that the impression he got was that Deondre had a really good time. Also, should note that OSU did an in-home with Steven earlier today. Steven will be visiting Auburn as we previously reported. There was talk of an OSU visit next week and that might happen but still not certain.


  • Super K

    Are y’all cool with these open posts?

    • tsou89

      100% ! Love all the stuff you guys are doing here! Thanks for all the great insight!

      • Super K

        Thanks! And thanks for being part of this place!

        • Tim Boren

          Really enjoy the site, like the open post. Keep up the good work.

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

            Thanks a lot!

    • connie usa

      I’m all for it, BUT if it gets like the other OU sites (where people attack each other and the team), then I’d nix it.
      Y’all are the best!!!!

      • Super K

        Thanks! And yes, we won’t tolerate attacks. Disagreements are fine but the tone is everything.

        • Cary Newman

          That is precisely why I’m dumping all other sites and staying here. You guys are the best and most professional.

        • Shelby is a Patriot

          Yup, I don’t post on other sites too much because it seems like everyone is always looking for a reason to attack you for having an opinion. I like it here just fine.

      • Rees Bear

        Agreed, you may have a bit more moderating to do as some posters (on other sites) just can’t control themselves- great idea though, hope it pans out.

      • Sooner Ray

        Never understood the pleasure someone would get by attacking someone else just for having an opinion. I don’t think we have anyone like that in here right now and hopefully if they show up they could be banned. These places are to share info and have some fun with other fans.

        • godman

          Ego…when a person lives by their ego, their opinions and all becomes the extension of their very self and self worth. Oppose one’s opinion and their person becomes threatened.

          By the way, please don’t oppose my opinion here else I may feel threatened…LOL. Just kidding

    • http://twitter.com/mikeytyler08 @mikeytyler08

      I like it, gives it a forum kinda feel ;)

    • Indy_sooner

      I think this will take some of the clutter from the others individual player ones. Maybe you can make a general discussion forum, not just for the big weekend?

    • pitbull17

      I work all the time, so a thread like this helps me big time when I can’t monitor my twitter feed all day. Keep these posts coming!

      • Sooner Ray

        I knew you would love this stuff Pit, try not to work yourself to death! Lol!!

  • Steve Johns

    Fantastic idea guys! I’ll post any new info I see.

  • Indy_sooner

    Courtney’s momma was very impressed with the coaches. Gotta love that especially when youbalso have Dre’s mom (assumption) there :)

    • Super K

      Indy thanks for posting this!

  • Sooner Ray

    Open posts are a great idea when somethings going on.

  • ohiosoonerdevildog

    Any word on Deandre Clark and how his visit went? Any chance we flip him or is the LSU bond too strong?

    • Atlantasooner

      Don’t expect a flip to occur until NSD.

      • ohiosoonerdevildog

        Ok. So is there a chance then? Or is it lsu all the way?

        • Atlantasooner

          With Clark officially visiting OU, I’d say that there’s a great chance of flipping Clark from LSU. I just think if it happens it will occur on NSD.

          • ohiosoonerdevildog

            Gotcha. I was just wondering since the spots arr filling up fast and we are low on schollies if maybe the staff said we need to know now or we are going to plan b.

          • Scott Cloud

            Has Clark visited LSU officially?

    • Sooner Ray

      There is always a chance when mom is involved. HaHa.

    • AlexOU

      I think we got Dre, wouldn’t be surprised if we got a silent commit this weekend but not make it public till NSD. Don’t think they’d want the flack from LSU fans/coaches before then. Believe that his mom genuinely likes LSU staff & wouldn’t want it letting them down until have to.
      Everything I’ve seen on Dre points OUr way for a flip.

      • ohiosoonerdevildog

        Definitely hope you are right. Hopefully we can get another tackle or 2 and some of the cb’s we want. Maybe even Garnett too, and I would have to say this class was a success.

  • Atlantasooner

    Love the open post idea.

  • Roberto zavala

    I live in Mexico right across from Brownsville Texas and I love O.U love everything y’all have to say about my team BOOMER SOONER

    • blaster1371

      Out of curiosity and no intention of being rude, how did you come to liking OU? That’s a long way from soonerland.

      • Roberto zavala

        I’ve lived in okc most of my life but now I live in mexico now been an BIG O.U since 99

  • Roberto zavala

    Hope deandre realizes that O.U is the place for him ain’t nothing like ur home state cheering for u on Saturday plus co. Monty will make him a monster at DE I believe

  • Will Narramore

    Whats the news on Jordan Thomas?? I read somewhere that he was committed to Northwestern but that they have a policy where if a commit visits another school his committment wont be honored by Northwestern?

    • Super K

      I don’t know much about Jordan. Last thing I heard about him was prior to the visit which I posted. If I hear anything I’ll let you know bud

      • Ace Rix

        Super K,

        Did you and/or staff previously evaluate Jordan Thomas?
        If so, can you post the link?
        Curious about your thoughts on him.

        What effect does his commitment have on their recruitment of Juwan now?

        Thanks!

    • Matt Casey

      Thomas just flipped his commitment to OU this evening!!

  • Matt Casey

    I know this has nothing to do with this recruiting weekend in Norman but does anyone know what our status is with Michiah Quick? I really hope OU is able to pick up his signature!

    • Atlantasooner

      Quick just visited USC. Rumors out of that visit is that Quick was talking going to OU while on the visit. He’s probably going to announce on NSD. So Sooner fans everywhere will have to be patient.

      • AlexOU

        Man, hope you’re right, I haven’t felt good about Quick for some time now. Strange place to be, feeling so comfortable about direction Mike has for D now I’m back to really wanting WR’s….especially Quick. Was polar opposite last few years, getting plenty of WR(we still are) but clamoring for D players.

        • blaster1371

          I hear ya. I think USC is a bigger threat to OU’s chances than some think. I am not better connected than anyone on that matter but I see him starting at USC from year one but red shirting at OU.

          • Sooner Ray

            Times are different now but I remember when it was better to sit the pine for two years at OU than start the first year anywhere else. God I miss the old days!

  • http://twitter.com/mikeytyler08 @mikeytyler08

    Except for Garnett Twitter has been relatively quite for the visitors..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUvqXK4DEM DCinAZ

    Glad Dalton thinks “Oklahoma is hard to pass up” considering he has an offer from Yale *gulp*.

  • Leroy Jenkins

    I really like the open post idea. I like this site a lot because the comments are civil and will give constructive criticism, as opposed to other negative commenters on other sites. Great job with the site.

    Any news on if Murphy-Richardson’s will visit next week? Will any OU coaches be visiting Adoree’ Jackson again any time soon? And anything new on Kendall Randolph?

    • Super K

      1. I believe IMR is taking a visit somewhere else next weekend. I don’t believe he has one scheduled for OU next weekend. If I hear differently I’ll post it.
      2. Not sure but I would assume that if they haven’t already…they will.
      3. I don’t reckon anything will happen till he visits on the 31st.
      Thanks bro!

      • Leroy Jenkins

        I only ask about Murphy-Richardson because on 247sports it says he’s taking a visit next weekend. Didn’t know if OU still had a chance there or not.

        And do you have an idea who might be visiting next weekend?

        • blaster1371

          You have no idea about how bad the drought will be out here in CA. It’s going to cost billions in agriculture losses. Get ready to pay more for fruit, veggies and dairy!

          • Leroy Jenkins

            I hope that didn’t come across as rude or insensitive, just hoping that Jackson somehow committed to OU over a SoCal school. It will be really terrible down there and will impact all of us. We’ve had some droughts here in Texas the past couple summers and it’s been awful for cattle. Praying for rain and for all y’all in SoCal with all the wildfires.

          • blaster1371

            I didn’t read it as anything insensitive. It’s good.

          • leatherneck1061

            Hey, all’s fair in love, war, and CFB recruiting

          • Travis Coyle

            Of course we know. We can read the news just like you.

          • blaster1371

            Reading about it in the News and being there isn’t the same- knowing about it and understanding aren’t the same thing.

          • Sooner Ray

            I’m with ya Blaster, seeing my hay crop go to less than half is more than I thought I could take until people from SW Okla. and NW Texas come to my place willing to pay whatever puts it in perspective.

  • lovethemsooners

    Yep, I can see this particular website quickly becoming a fan favorite…..if it isn’t already. Great idea with this open post thing. Especially cool for those of us that refuse to join Twitterverse.

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    Thanks for all the info! 93 out of 100, that’s better than I make on most tests, I’ll take that! Lol

    • Sooner Ray

      You better start bustin your butt girl!!

      • Shelby is a Patriot

        Lol

  • Jackson Watts

    Recruiting News: Alabama defensive recruits continue to ask Saban if they come to Bama will he teach them how to play like a Sooner?

    • pitbull17

      Gold!

    • Indy_sooner

      LMAO. Good one

    • Sooner Ray

      Sweet as southern comfort!

    • blaster1371

      If only Saban would reply:” No, you would have to go to OU to learn that one. “

      • Sooner Ray

        The irony is Saban and Stoops got together on this stuff so Sabe is screwed!

  • Steve Cooke

    LB Curtis Bolton @CB_Heisman18: @trevorwarner_ @randy_sixes bruh something crucial in OU they was callin me baby blake

    • Steve Cooke

      @trevorwarner_: @CB_Heisman18 @randy_sixes you’re black with red hair buzzy, don’t you think people are gonna look at you

      • Sooner Ray

        I don’t even know what all of that @_#: ff stuff means but I think I’m likin’ it!! BOOMER!

  • Stephen

    Now that the dorm construction is finished, what are the odds that we will hear about renovations to existing facilities at OU considering the spark in recruiting that OSU got from them.

    • Indy_sooner

      Regents at OU have some sort of grand master plan discussion going on. Going by precedence, one would believe there will be huge improvements, but it will be a while.

  • http://twitter.com/mikeytyler08 @mikeytyler08

    Any new word on Quick?

  • Ryan

    Jordan Thomas commits!!

    • Super K

      Thanks for catching that!

  • Allen P

    Bob Przybylo
    ‏@BPrzybylo

    3m

    Stoops breaks the news this time. #Sooners pick up No. 22 in safety Jordan Thomas, Thomas confirms

    • Super K

      Appreciate it Allen!

  • Rob Turner

    Jordan Thomas come on down!! I do have to say I love the BOOM! tweets from coach STOOPS!

    • Super K

      Love it!

  • http://twitter.com/mikeytyler08 @mikeytyler08

    @jayteee2 heard you just committed bro! That’s what’s up. Welcome to tha fam!!
    @SamajePerine twitter

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

      Very Cool

  • Cory Reedy

    Awesome awesome stuff guys! I follow your twitter feed as well. Soonerfans used to be my home but now I am a Landthieves poster. LOVE me some BRAINIACS!

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

      thanks Cory!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUvqXK4DEM DCinAZ

      Tuhrue dat

    • Sooner Ray

      Drop the thieves and get a brain!!! Lol!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUvqXK4DEM DCinAZ

    Monty strikes again………and again-and again-and again………..and again.

  • Indy_sooner

    YESSIR!!! Welcome Jordan Thomas

  • Ed Cotter

    RT @BPrzybylo: CB Cornelius Floyd will NOT visit #Sooners next weekend, had great off visit at Ark this weekend
    Not sure if this was posted, but saw this and thought I would get it out to you guys.
    Great news on Thomas.

  • ohiosoonerdevildog

    Wow awesome! So what does this mean in terms of Parker? I know we have to be tight on open spots now.

    • Leroy Jenkins

      Great news, but this was my first thought, too. Does this change things with both Parker and Randolph? (Especially Parker)

    • Sooner Ray

      I think they have one in their pocket for Parker no matter what. You don’t let the state’s #1 walk away. Word around town is good but you are still putting your faith in a kid so cross your fingers.

  • madbrad

    Umm Steven Parker anyone?

    • blaster1371

      Super K thinks he won’t be committing anytime before his visit to Auburn next week.

  • ccmosaic

    Glad we are working Orso so hard. Need to keep the sheep in the fold.

  • godman

    Most of us have never been in the position of these kids fortunate enough to get these kind of opportunities but just wondering what kind of criteria a recruit should look at and consider when making their choice? What kinds of things and in what order of importance. Over all “gut” feeling, team chemistry, national exposure of the team, consistency in rankings, stability and contenuity of the coaching staff, the abilities of a position coach to maximize development, realistic possibilities to play sooner rather than later, facilities, degree programs available, chances for championships, proximity to home, weather, local entertainment venues, other resources and perks available and other.
    Then there’s always the salesmanship of the recruiters and how much that might come into play.
    Just curious…thanks!

    • Sooner Ray

      I’m too old to understand how kids think these days, but in my my day it was OU, enough said! THERE IS ONLY ONE and that’s all I’ve ever known. Just my opinion.

  • leatherneck1061

    More great news! Thanks for the updates guys. Keeping my fingers crossed now for the others, especially Parker and Clarke.