ou-twitter-avatar1 Open Post | Monday, Feb. 10th (UPDATE 5:47 pm)

- I’ll start with a little not so great news I heard through the grapevine. It sounds like there are a number of schools ahead of Oklahoma on the list of favorites for 2015 safety Kahlil Haughton. Haughton visited Oklahoma for the first jr. day and it seemed to us he enjoyed. However he’s visited other jr. days as well, including TCU’s this past weekend and from what we’ve been told it sounds like not only are the Horned Frogs higher on his list, Notre Dame, a team who has not yet offered, is also higher on his list. In fact the word we got is Notre Dame is his leader. It’s obviously early in the process and many of you are probably thinking…who cares there are a million safeties, which is somewhat true. But Haughton is very talented. He’s a fluid hard hitting safety that closes fast.

- Got word from Edmond Santa Fe OLineman, JR Hensley that he will be at Oklahoma’s March 1st jr. day.

- Also, had a chance to speak to Westmoore WR, Dahu Green. For those of you not familiar with Dahu he is a very talented and very big WR. He measured in at around 6’3.5” flat-footed at the OSU jr. day. In other words he’s a legit 6’4 with cleats on. He’s got excellent body control and good lateral quickness and fluidity for a kid his size. He’s probably a little lacking in top end speed right now which, in my opinion is the only thing keeping him from being one of the top 4 or 5 big WRs in the country. Dahu has been invited to come to Oklahoma’s first spring practice on March 8th however due to a scheduling conflict he won’t be able to attend. Interestingly Dahu recieved his first offer over the weekend from a division 1 FCS school, James Madison. Dahu could end up being a highlight coveted FBS recruit and we expect a number of bigger offers to come in once his name starts to get out.

- Many of you probably heard the news that Ohio State linebacker, Mike Mitchell will be transferring. Sadly, it appears Mike’s father is ill and he wants to transfer closer to home (he’s from the Dallas area). Mike was recruited by Oklahoma and in fact had Oklahoma among his top schools. We don’t have any information on whether or not he’s considering Oklahoma at this time but just figured we’d pass the note along for those who didn’t see it over the weekend.

- For a little good news, things continue to look good with stud DL Breidan Fehoko. I had a chance to catch up with him a little this past weekend and he said that coach Montgomery is going to be down to visit him again in the spring. He also reiterated the strength of his relationship with coach Montgomery. He said OU stands very high on his list.

- Most of you probably already saw this news but Trey Franks is no longer with the team. Early last week Jordan Esco noticed that he was no longer on the depth chart and he tweeted it out. He asked us if we’d heard anything on Trey and we started checking on it but before we we’re able to confirm it was confirmed by Newsok.com.

- We’ve gotten the results back from our most recent “Blind Tape Test”. In this edition we had Chris Trulove (former director of pro scouting for the Denver Broncos) and Landry Jones to take the Blind Tape Test on David Cornwell, Justice Hansen and Cody Thomas. We will hopefully post those results this week.

- I had an interesting note on stud 2015 CB, PJ Mbanasor. PJ is a TCU commit but is considering Oklahoma now that he holds an Oklahoma offer. Interestingly, he is privately coached by a friend of ours who started as a CB for TCU for about three years (I can assure you that isn’t influencing PJ’s decision one way or another). Well here is an interesting nugget – our friend that privately coaches PJ also coached the one and only Derrick Strait. I asked PJ what he thought of Strait and he said “”that is how I want to look on the field…nasty, yet exemplary with technique”. I’m not saying that this connection will affect PJ’s decision but it’s an interesting connection for OU fans either way. For your viewing pleasure this morning let me reintroduce y’all to the stone cold Strait:

- (UPDATE 3:21 pm): It should come as a surprise to no one that 2014 DE Deondre Clark announced today he will attend LSU. We knew that was coming, you knew that was coming, but just so you’re aware it did indeed happen we wanted to update you on the situation.

- (UPDATE 5:47 pm): Oklahoma has offered DE/OLB Marshall Bo Wallace out of  NOLA (John Curtis). Haven’t had a chance to look at any film on him just yet.

  • Jim

    Morning gentleman!
    Who all do you know is currently confirmed for the March 1st JR day?

    • Leroy Jenkins

      Morning Jim! It’s a great day to be alive & lots of optimism amongst us OU fans. I know 5* OLB Malik Jefferson, 4* DT Kahlil McKenzie, & Edmond, OK, OT JR Hensley (6’5″, 312 lbs.) are a few names on the list.

      • Gary Robbins

        For some reason I wrote down Kendall Sheffield, Missouri City, Tx. and Breylin Mitchell Round Rock Tx. along with the other 3 you mentioned. Don’t remember where I read it probably another senior moment. Old age sucks!

      • Doobie74OU

        Watched film on Malik Jefferson the other day and this guy plays like he is shot from a gun on every play. He has a suddenness about his game. He burst off the line and blows plays up before they get started and chased a ton of plays down from the backside. Strong at point of attack as well. Could definitely see the 5* potential!

        • EasTex

          Just watched a video on Jefferson. All I could think of was CALL 911 NOW!

  • Sooner Ray

    Dang, I always loved Strait. Still one of my all time favorites. Such a perfect combination of speed and power. Every season I wait and hope for someone to dominate the field the way he did.

    • JJsooner1

      Yep, give me the Strait’s and the Torrance Marshall’s of the world and domination will follow. This defense in the making has the pieces to be scary good.

  • Phil Bowen

    It is said that a&m finished 2nd for Mike Mitchell’s services so we will see how that will work out.

    • Leroy Jenkins

      I’d think if he was to consider football anytime soon, it’d be at SMU. I initially thought OU would have a chance, but if it were me I’d stay in Dallas near his family. Plus, he’d likely start right away.

      What a tough situation for the young man. Best of luck to him and his family during this tough time.

  • Paul Warfield

    Is Landry going to have his sister or wife do the ‘blind tape test’ for him? Lord knows they did much of his course work while at OU for him.

    • Jordan Esco

      Ummmmm, okay.

    • SoonerfanTU

      What a silly comment.

    • Indy_sooner

      You have some serious issues. Is there a time you are not b*tchin about something? I propose you ban yourself- Quickly

      • Paul Warfield

        Hey it’s the truth. And also a joke…..jokes steeped in reality and the truth are often the funniest.

        As for not bitching, I often don’t bitch & have said numerous praise worthy things of this site and the football program.

        You on the other hand don’t seem to understand you are a half wit tool who thinks himself insightful and intelligent. The only way you could be this stupid and yet see yourself as intelligent as you obviously do judging from your posts is if you are a lawyer.

        • Boomer4life

          Can’t we all just get along! This is redonkulas!

          • Paul Warfield

            That is exactly how I feel!

            I just made a joke and referenced the fact that Landry had some of his work done by others while in Norman. Indy had to take it to a personal level and escalate the entire thing into this. I suppose it was all so he could further inflate his ego and hijack a thread so that it was about him.

        • Indy_sooner

          Half wit? Tool? Maybe you are right.. but then again, you are the same guy raising a stink about the brainiacs a few months back, and yet you are still here, making the similar, distasteful material about a guy that is two years departed from the program who will provide a lot more insight on the three QBs.

          The only thing funny here is you calling someone else a tool, and based on your comments, it is easy to see whom is the tool.

        • Sooner Ray

          Just a little tidbit here, the brainiac known as “Super K” happens to be a lawyer and probably wouldn’t appreciate the reference you made. Second, sometimes humor doesn’t translate well to print and a little notation indicating humorous intent can go a long way keeping the board friendly.

    • captfoss

      Yeah, most student athletes don’t have time to do their coursework so they tend to get other student athletes to do it for them…

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Where is this coming from? Jeez.

    • Thomas Lenard

      Comments like this is what has been missing from this site (and exactly why this site is one fo the best). I hope they continue to be missing. Not needed and is not informative/helpful.

      • Perry Dickey

        It would be awesome if this place didn’t develop the ‘literary vultures’ of every other message board. Those who sit around and wait to pick apart the thread and puke all over it.

    • JJsooner1

      Paul, did your parents have any children who survived? You may cease to speak.

    • Sooner Ray

      Let enough people use your bathroom, someone will forget to flush the toilet.

      • ToatsMcGoats

        HA!

  • Big Higg

    That video brought back some good memories. Particularly OU 77-ATM 0 haha!

  • thegoodmagneto(CJ)

    cool video :)

  • Sonny Schovanec

    Straight could play some flat force. Great instincts.

    • Super K

      so true.

    • blaster1371

      Dude set the bar.

  • TheMind___Gap

    I was wondering about the status of the Sugar Bowl trench warfare 4th quarter. I checked to see if I missed it but couldnt find it. Anyways thank you guys for everything. Everyone I talked to seems to love this place.

    • Super K

      Sorry bud. We just haven’t posted it yet. That’s our bad.

  • Ed Cotter

    Does anyone know if Dre Clark is still on for his 2pm announcement of where he is going to play college football?

    • Indy_sooner

      There’s a serious case of “meh” going on with him. I read a convo between him and Josh mcQ where he (finally) admitted to sending his LOI. I think he’ll still have it

      • Ed Cotter

        Thanks….figure it will be posted on here when he does.

    • Sooner Ray

      Who?

      • Doobie74OU

        POST OF THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Indy_sooner

    Would love to land Mitchell and get him in rotation. Assuming he get a release from tOSU, he’d have what, 3 years to play 3, starting in 2015?

    • KellyB

      I go to church (Prestonwood) where Mike Mitchell played. I recall seeing him in the lobby and thinking “man, that kid is a senior in high school?” He was huge and very tall for a LB

      • Indy_sooner

        Yea, definitely a big dude. He was projected to start at tOSU last year and may very well have started last year, if not for his fall camp injuries. Hopefully with the way our rushers showed up last year will make him seriously consider OU. Obviously family is most important

      • Glocal Sooner

        Hey KellyB, that’s my home! Worked on staff there for a couple of years and now live in London doing similar work.

      • EasTex

        I live in the neighborhood where your church used to be.

  • SoonerBredCD

    If we get Sunderland, I couldn’t care less whether or not we get Haughton.

    • SoonerBredCD

      Let me clarify by saying that I feel this way because we already have an embarrassment of riches at the safety position. Particularly if we add Sunderland, which seems likely at this juncture.

      • Leroy Jenkins

        I couldn’t agree more. Haughton may be a good player, but the 2015 talent we’re bringing in for visits & getting commits from is elite. Looks like Coach Stoops & Montgomery are in for a pay raise soon.

    • Indy_sooner

      Partial to Sunderland as well and I am starting to wonder whether that is why Haughton is reluctant on us.

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Let’s recap: OU is “very high” on Fehoko’s list, already scored verbal commits from Overton & Lampkin, and is certainly in the mix for Darrion Daniels.

    It’s a bummer that Haughton is considering other schools before OU, but wow that D-Line list alone is insane. You win some, you lose some…but OU will have a top 10 class in 2015.

    • Jordan Esco

      Don’t forget about Kahlil McKenzie as well.

  • Leroy Jenkins

    How does Mbanasor compare with Kendall Sheffield, that 5* CB from Texas also offered by OU?

    And I loved that Derrick Strait highlight reel. I saw similarities to how Steven Parker plays: great tackler in open space, closes extremely well, very physical and great cover skills. What do you guys think?

  • blaster1371

    Franks leaving frees up a scholarship. That might be where OU gets that 26th signee for 2014. I think the rules say the total on scholarship cannot be more than 85 and any player who does not use up his 5 years (4 to play plus RS) then his scholarship can be applied to another player either a walk-on already on the roster or an incoming player. The incoming player does not count towards that year’s signing class.

    • blaster1371

      I also think that is where you get your early signees and how many they can have; they obviously attend the Spring semester on scholarship- the number of early signees has to equal the number of seniors or juniors who still have scholarship time left (thru the end of the Spring semester) but leave early and thereby do not enroll that Spring.

      • Jordan Esco

        w/o getting into all the details, everyone who enrolled early this year (OU had four this year) can count back against the 2013 class.

  • JJsooner1

    Ok guys………random question here……on topic:-)

    When evaluating a recruit, how do coaching staffs evaluate football IQ? How does that play into, say a guy who isn’t as physically talented but is just always in the right place and makes plays??

    • Doobie74OU

      To me that really depends on what position we are talking about. For instance a Center that is not as athletic but has a High Football IQ and is always in the right place makes the right line calls can have success but you can have the Highest Football IQ in the World as a DB and if the WR runs a 4.4 or 4.5 and you run a 4.7 or 4.8 you are going to get beat a lot! IQ can make up for some deficiencies but Athleticism and Talent usually win out in the long run. There will be exceptions to the rule though. Josh Heupel never had the strongest arm or ran the fastest but he seemed like the smartest guy on the field just about every play and HE PLAYED GREAT! Love the question and this is Just my Opinion!

  • Jordan Esco

    I’m just assuming no one (or at most, very few of you) here cares any longer, so this is simply for the sake of full disclosure.

    https://twitter.com/ClarkBoy_2/status/432907407753486336

    • JJsooner1

      What ever is best for him. We don’t need any drama. Good Luck to him.

      • Jordan Esco

        Completely agree.

      • Big Higg

        Hope he does well wherever he goes but I’m completely happy with how this class turned out, even without him.

        • Sooner_Ace

          +1

  • Jackson1006

    I’m very curious as to what we do with our D front seven next year. As good as we were at the end, we are still undersized. If we, for example, put Walker along side Phillips (think our version of Tuitt and Nix) and Tapper, that would certainly make us more formidable against the run but how about Grissom who played out of his mind in the Sugar? Is Grissom fast enough to be a 3-4 linebacker? I know I’m getting ahead of myself but I wonder if we will be a true 3-4 next year since we have more beef up front.

  • Jake

    What kept Strait from being successful in the NFL? Injuries or what? How could he be that dominate in college and not make a dent in the NFL?

    • Sooner Ray

      Don’t remember all the details, but I do know that Derek was dealing with some personal issues.

  • soonermusic

    Sorry to hear about Franks. He persevered through his suspension and looked good last year when he was on the field. Glad to read that he graduated. Wish him well.

  • Seymour Glass

    The Sugar Bowl wave just keeps going. Brittany Schussler. Loving her some OU. What a lovely way of saying how much she loves us.

    • Shifty

      That’s a nice ass! :D looks photo shopped doe

      • Seymour Glass

        Something about this photo that makes you want to not stop looking at it. I guess there are very few “perfect” things on this earth. Just right above the “Go OU” and just right below the “Go OU”…perfection. Although the rest ain’t bad either. Anyone want an apple?

        • EasTex

          Can’t get that Def Leppard song out of my head for some reason.

      • dwells

        I think you are right. She is from Winnipeg and goes to University of Calgary. Don’t think she has any connection with OU. However she does like football (just don’t know if it is the “right kind” of football.

  • Doobie74OU

    Love Derrick Strait! He is the perfect example of coaches finding guys for their system. He wasn’t a 5* recruit and we plucked him out of Austin right under the horns nose. But when he got to OU and the coaches along with his hard work turned this guy into a 2 time All-American, Nagurski, Thorpe Award winner and voted to the Sports Illustrated all Decade team.

  • Jordan Esco
    • Chris Branvold

      What!! This comes a complete shock.

    • Sooner Ray

      Talk about getting the rug ripped right out from under you………..WOW.

    • SoonerfanTU

      Somebody on another board said he showed up at the school in a white stretch limo.

      • Sooner Ray

        Like Boss Hogg’s?

        • SoonerfanTU

          May have been Boss Hogg’s for all I know.

          • DrZemus

            Lots of Higg’s-Bosons.

      • Leroy Jenkins
        • SoonerfanTU

          I never lie sir.

          • Leroy Jenkins

            Yep, you were totally right. I’ve never seen a limo for NSD before.

      • Leroy Jenkins

        But if you’re right…that’s hilarious.

      • Leroy Jenkins

        Here’s the pic for proof. Wow… I was definitely wrong.

        • DrZemus

          Ha! He’ll fit right in down there.

          • beavmiester

            Hahahaha no kidding!

        • Sooner Ray

          You should be a news reporter Leroy!

        • Fear The Magic

          Can’t believe his ego fit into that lil ole car.

        • EasTex

          Wish the young man success.
          Bringing the bling to NSD has a dark history, just ask Derrick Evans of Dallas Carter. He signed his LOI with the Vols with the cameras flashing while he soaked in a hot tub wearing shades and drinking a glass of wine. Not long after that he was arrested for armed robbery.

          • Cary Newman

            And as expected, things did not go well for him in Huntsville. Sad story.

          • EasTex

            The weird thing is he and his buddies were from fairly well off families and didn’t need the money, just wanted the thrill.
            Lots of stories on line about that Carter team and the state championship trophy they had to give back.

          • Cary Newman

            So true. I remember those stories very well.

        • ToatsMcGoats

          What. The. Hell. I’m pretty sure we just caught a HUGE break w/this kid going to LSU. I think we finally weeded this type of attitude out of our locker room. No need to drag it back in.

          • Sooner Ray

            These “all about me types” are almost always a cancer in the locker room.

          • ToatsMcGoats

            True. And, judging by the decision making skills of his bro, I couldn’t be happier that he chose LSU. If I could caption this pic, it would be something like: “Mom!! They said they would have a RED CARPET!! I WANT MY RED CARPET!!”

          • Sooner Ray

            He probably thinks they’re gonna have a recliner set up for him on the practice field with a pitcher of sweet tea on a side table.

          • ToatsMcGoats

            BAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Todd Decker

          Looks like Stevie has a new job. Probably dropping his brother off at school on the way to pick-up his first fare.

          • Sooner Ray

            Now that’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are.

        • Travis Coyle

          LOL.

        • Sooner Ray

          Now I understand the delayed ceremony, you can’t get your deposit back on a car like that!

        • Shelby is a Patriot

          Sooooo glad we didn’t get this kid. That’s ridiculous.

    • beavmiester

      Wow… I think the only way this news could be more surprising is if he was actually signed last week… :-O

  • j l

    Have fun redshirting at LSU while they bring in 5 stars to replace you. Best of luck, hopefully you actually see the field there.

  • Cory Reedy

    Not to bash on Deondre Clark, but him and Les Miles deserve each other.

  • L’carpetron Dookmarriot

    Good thing about kids from John Curtis is that LSU isn’t a lock for them. Many of the kids from Curtis go elsewhere.

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

    Bo is a kid who is 6’2″ 210, and the player he reminds me of is Ronnell Lewis. Ronnell finished up about 245 or so, and Bo has a frame that can hold weight. At that outside spot, he’s very very strong against the run, and does very well in pursuit. He’s extremely fast chasing play away, and does a good job rushing the passer. Not quite the explosive passrusher that Eric Striker is, but honestly who is? As he learns to use his hands more and refines his technique, he will be a lot to deal with in pass rush situations as well.

    • Sooner Ray

      We or someone has a shot because LSU will call him undersized. Love trying to steal kids out of that conference.

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

        He’s a tough player for sure. Holds the edge very strongly with regularity.

    • Doobie74OU

      Showed good athleticism in covering a few kicks on the highlights I saw. Tackled well in space and set a good edge.

  • Kdubracing

    Derek Strait was a bad ass. Period.

  • Atlantasooner

    Wallace looks pretty good out there in number 56 as an OLB/DE.

  • j l

    Bleacher report has wariboko on their decommit watch list. any light you guys can shed on this?

    • Gary Robbins

      Yes, just read the comments. could not read the complete story-they wanted you to subscribe. He has always seemed solid with OU. It seems he has family on the west coast. Maybe some of the readers are subscribers to the Bleacher Report and can tell us more. I would like to know.

    • Borba22

      I think it’s just because a lot of big time programs have offered him recently (like FSU). Hasn’t said anything about wavering with his commitment though.