haughton Open Post | Weekend, June 6th – 8th (Updated SAT. 5:57 pm)

Image of Kahlil Haughton via scout.com

- Yesterday JUCO OT Jamal Danley tweeted out that he would be visiting Oklahoma at the end of the month. Danley is one of the top JUCO OTs in the country. I checked in with Danley and he confirmed that he and his father would indeed be traveling to Norman. Danley told me that he will have all his credits complete after this first summer session and should have no problem being a spring semester enrollee at whatever university he chooses. I also asked him if he would be making his decision right after his visit to Oklahoma, and he said that he probably would. Obviously, picking up a talented JUCO OT could be huge for OU since they will be losing both starters following this season. It would also be an incredible opportunity for Danley. Between OU and Miss. State — heck, between OU and anyone in the country — OU does a better job developing OTs and getting them drafted.

- I spoke to Kahlil Haughton earlier this week, and he said that he will be in Norman this weekend for a third visit to Oklahoma. Haughton will be attending camp, but won’t be working out. He said he wants to see the coaches interact with players. I asked Haughton if he was nearing a decision and if he felt this trip would be a defining moment. He said it could be but that he wasn’t certain yet. Kahlil is a person who not only says he’s very interested in OU, but backs it up with repeated trips to Norman. If OU managed to pull one of the top CBs out of Texas (Mbanasor) and one of, if not, the top safety in Texas it would be huge. Right now things are looking positive.

- Jace Sternberger is a player we’ve mentioned a couple times. We first reported on him back when he was invited to Oklahoma’s spring game. More recently our talk focused on his athleticism. Sternberger is almost right at 6’4″ and nearly 220 lbs with plenty of room to add weight. Right now I’d says he’s more of a flex TE. He has run a sub 22 second 200m and also recently ran a forty in the 4.6 range. Sternberger is a very interesting prospect that the OU staff is clearly intrigued by and for good reason. His measurables are just fantastic, and he’s got great hands! I spoke to Jace yesterday, and it sounds like the Oklahoma coaches have been in regular contact with him. He’s one of many that will be at Oklahoma’s camp this weekend. He also told me that he picked up his first offer yesterday from Sam Houston State.

- Sternberger isn’t the only Kingfisher prospect I caught up with this week. I also spoke to OL, Kaden Clay Jackson. For a while now, JY has told me he felt Kaden would make a great center and would be one of the most athletic centers OU has had. I asked Kaden how things were between he and OU, and he said they are in contact and that they are indeed recruiting him as a center. Kaden picked up a couple more offers yesterday, and he’ll be attending a few camps this summer.

- Recently we noted that OU RB target and Texas Tech commit, Corey Dauphine, was very interested in OU and was even planning on making trip to Norman soon. I caught up with Dauphine yesterday and it sounds like things have changed for now. I asked Dauphine if he still plans on visiting OU, and this time he said no. When I asked him about recruiting he said, “I’m done.” So I asked him what caused the change, and he said he was simply comfortable with his commitment to Tech and that he wanted to “play football in the state of Texas.” Not sure if things will change, but according to Dauphine that is where things stand right now. Either way Coach Gundy has always been one of the best recruiters in the country, so I’m sure OU will get a couple studs soon enough.

- I caught up with 2015 Arizona LB Cassius Peat this week as well. Last time we spoke, he said he would be visiting Oklahoma this summer and I just wanted to make sure that nothing had changed. When I spoke to him this week he said that he still fully intends to visit OU later this summer, but he has not set the date just yet.

- One our favorite 2015 prospects, McKinley Whitfield, will be attending camp at Oklahoma later today. He won’t be in Norman for long though as he’s heading out on vacation later this weekend, but we’ve heard that Mike Stoops likes the long and ultra athletic safety/LB. However, he is still trying to figure out where they’d like to put Whitfield on their board.

- Back in early March (March 3rd to be exact – here) we introduced y’all to Neville Gallimore. At that time, Neville had just a handful of offers from schools like Maryland and TCU. A month and a half later (April 22nd) Oklahoma offered. Recently, Neville has picked up more big time offers from schools like Ohio State and Florida State. When OU offered Neville, the plan was for him to come down on an unofficial visit to Norman this summer. Neville’s coach, Geoff McArthur, will be in Oklahoma for a private camp later this summer, so the hope was that he could bring Neville down with him.

I spoke to Geoff yesterday to see if those plans had come together yet and they haven’t just yet. Obviously, it’s costly getting down to Norman from Canada. Geoff and I spoke at length about how Neville feels about all the new offers he’s received and it’s clear that there is still a lot of interest in the Sooners. It also sounds like Neville’s recruitment is going to be more about his relationship with coaches and the team than it is about the ‘big name’ of a particular program. Sure, the big names certainly catch his eye, but what Neville and Coach McArthur seem to really want is a place where Neville can be around a “great teacher.”

Neville is raw but he is an absolute freak athlete with unreal potential. Coach Montgomery has made a great impression on Neville and, perhaps just as importantly, he’s also made a great impression on McArthur. The latter of whom said of all the coaches recruiting Neville, he has the most regular communication with Montgomery. That said, Ohio State is clearly right in the mix as well though. Neville recently took an unofficial to Columbus while he was in Ohio for the NFTC event and had a great time. So getting Neville on campus this summer would be huge for Oklahoma.

- UPDATE (6:40 pm): Spoke to McKinley Whitfield after the camp. He came arrived in Norman earlier today and was given a lot of special attention by coach Mike Stoops. He was given a tour of the facilities, dorms, academic areas, equipment rooms, etc. During the workout sessions coaches focused on McKinley having him work with coach Kish at LB and also with the DBs. He felt good about his day outside of a few reps at the end when they had him playing some off man. Overall though it sounds like he did well and the coaches showed him a lot of love. An offer hasn’t been made yet but Oklahoma has made it clear that they will recruit him so an offer could come at any time. McKinley spent a lot of time with coach Mike Stoops today. Here is a picture taken earlier:

McKinley

 

- UPDATE (10:04 pm): OK HS Sports Express (@oksportsexpress) tweeted out that 2016 Westmoore WR DeShawn Lookout committed this evening to play both baseball and football at Oklahoma. I just spoke to DeShawn and he confirmed the report. He said that he will be on a baseball scholarship and that will be his primary sport. However, he called coach Heupel earlier (coach Heupel has been recruiting Lookout) and asked him if he could also play football and coach Heupel said yes.

- UPDATE (SAT 4:22 pm): Hearing very good things on the Rodney Anderson front. Not sure if a commitment is going to happen this weekend but it definitely will not surprise if it does. Stay tuned…

- UPDATE (SAT 5:57 pm): Got a note from OK OT Riley Daniel. He said that the OU camp went great. He “had a blast”. Also said, “Finally got my hands working and had some devastating punches”. Glad to hear that OU coaches were able to really give him some good instruction. Look forward to catching up with him to hear what the coaches are telling him.

 

 


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    • Super K

      Thanks bud! Yeah it was big for them. It was big also for Kaden Clay because he went and then stopped by Ohio University and picked up an offer.

      • Bennie Owen

        seems like the OU coaching staff has a way of turning what appear to be weaknesses into strengths…and they do it year after year. not even worried about recruiting.

  • EasTex

    Thanks for all the great updates.

    Since this is an open, just a reminder of what this day represents.
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          • EasTex

            Thanks, brother, from a fellow USAF vet.

    • Super K

      Great post! Thank you!

      • EasTex

        You are most welcome.

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      I spoke to my 84 yr old father and he’s had a wealth of knowledge of the events and strategy. We spoke at length and I always pick up something new. Appreciate it EasTex.

      • EasTex

        I remain in awe of what these men accomplished and the sacrifices they made.
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        It is a long piece and an amazing story, but one of my favorite quotes is this:

        The memories of war are the price that the good man pays; it is out of his deep love for others that he spares them this particular agony. It is perhaps summed up best this way: Upon these two laws doth every commandment hinge-that we love God, and that we love each other. There is no better example on earth of this unconditional love than the American soldier. They would die for their friends, true, but even more heart-breaking and remarkable about such men is that they also live with what they’ve had to do.

        Respect!

    • BigJoeBrown

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      Still to this day, Gramps won’t go near a boat.

      • EasTex

        God Bless him.

    • rphdenton

      thxs for posting this………I just posted a similar pic at oui

  • Zack

    Great stuff. Haughton would be nice. I didn’t like our chances personally a couple months back. I think that would mean Sunderland would be left out unless Jamille changes his mind.
    And for the kingfisher tight end that would be awesome if we landed him and josh moore.

    • AlvinMack55

      I believe they are recruiting Jamile as a CB. I could be wrong though.

      • Zack

        I would have to see more of him before I could see CB.

        • Brian

          Guys…we’re definitely taking 5 DB’s…Jamile Johnson is the NB/Roy-back/hybrid…not a safety, not a corner. We’re taking 1 more corner and 2 more safeties. Haughton, Sunderland, and Langley would ideally close out the class at DB.

          • Zack

            That’s what I was thinking as far as Jamille he looks like a Roy/striker type. And Langley would be cool but for that last spot I wouldn’t complain if it was Langley or Ross or lane or even Patterson from Lawton.

  • EasTex

    Trent Williams is conducting a football camp in Longview, Tx later this month and it’s free.
    Silverback 71.

    • Super K

      Thanks bro!

  • AlvinMack55

    Excellent updates for this upcoming weekend! Thanks guys!

    Outside of Haughton, are there any other guys who could potentially pull the trigger & commit this weekend?

    • Jordan Esco

      I’d say it’s not very likely. Maybe if Whitfield gets offered, he could commit. But I’d be surprised if there was anyone else. That kind of stuff just hasn’t happened at camps for OU, and we’ve discussed here countless times their style of approach not to pressure kids to commit on the spot.

      • AlvinMack55

        Fair enough. I know as fans we get impatient at times w/ this approach to recruiting but not pressuring kids to commit is in the best interest of everyone, IMO. It’s also allowed some late gems to sign w/ the Sooners who turned out to be good players.

  • Gary Robbins

    Thanks again for all the great info on this site from everybody. Dauphine is not good news but Gundy stiil has Gray,Ware,Anderson and Jamabo as top rb’s on his list, any two of those would be great. Haughton and Sunderland are camping at OU this weekend but not participating. But the best news is about Jamal Danley-looks like ot is going to be a very important need for OU this recruiting cycle. Off the wall-is anybody here a horseplayer? We’re going tomorrow to the simulcast at Tulsa and I need some tips!. My wife gave me a good tip-she said just stay home.

    • EasTex

      Might want to listen to your bride on this one. :}

    • Sooner Ray

      Wouldn’t hurt to throw a couple down on wicked strong, Kind of a back door connection to Okla. and a strong finisher, word is he’s in great shape right now. I don’t think Chrome has what it takes to win this one but I would love to see another crown winner.

      • Gary Robbins

        My favorite at present time are Ride on Curlin,Wicked Strong,Tonalist, and California Chrome. My straight long shots are Samratt and General A Rod. Combine all that with a case of beer will get you a headache. It’s like the Vegas odds for OU to go undefeated during the regular season. lol Come see us sometime out on the Hill.

        • Sooner Ray

          It’s a crap shoot for sure other than Chrome. I hate to say it but I just don’t think he has the lungs to go that distance, think my roping horse could take him at that length, haha, I plan to make it to the hill sometime soon but right now, dammit, there is a lot to do around this little ranch.

  • Jason Vos

    I am almost positive we get the JUCO OT Danley. JUCO’s want to start right away, and with both starting OT leaving after the season, he can start right away either at LT or RT.

  • Bennie Owen

    awesome info, thanks guys.

  • BigJoeBrown

    You may have mentioned it before. But if the clouds parted and OU was able to bring in the number of offensive lineman that they want to with scholarships available, how many do you think they are really going after?

    • Super K

      I believe they would take around 5.

      • Shifty

        Ideally we would take 34 hs and two jc…We lose 5 plus Feo…yet to be seen how St John turns out…did he get his extra year…that would make 6 plus Feo if he is a senior…

        • Zack

          And marrs transferred.

          • Gary Robbins

            Is it still up in the air about grades for Brown, Curtis and Paul for 2014. With the seniors, one transfer, and maybe non-qualifiers- OU may need to convert some more tight-ends.

          • Steve Cooke

            Reports are Paul will be in Norman this week.

          • Zack

            I think Paul should be I haven’t heard much about him it was more about Garnett his HS teammate but both I think are good. Brown and Curtis though I have heard nothing I think it’s more likely brown will end up at ou though even if he has to go to juco for a year. Curtis I think is going to end up staying in Arizona if he can’t qualify. I believe he has a baby girl less than a year old and I think based on twitter he’s had a lot going on in that situation.

          • Super K

            Paul is good from what I understand and was never a grade risk. Brown and Curtis…not sure yet.

  • Chase Korenek

    Regardless of stars and hype, Kahlil Haughton is my dream get for this class. He is without a doubt the most underrated prospect I have ever seen evaluated by these “so-called” college football sites. I truly believe he is THE best safety prospect in Texas and really really REALLY hope my sooners land him.

    • Chase Korenek

      That’s just another little thing I love about TFB, yall are the first site to really understand what kind of a get Haughton would be. Keep up the great work guys, this site is the best.

    • Super K

      Of the safeties I’ve seen in Texas he and Roney are my favorite. Kahlil is very special IMO.

      • wolfbuilder

        From everything I have read and seen Kahlil is our top safety on the board

  • EasTex

    Came across an East Texas sports source I was unfamiliar with ETSN.
    Nice write up about Marshall and a 6’5″ 280 lb. OT that is waaay under the radar.
    Also, this just makes me want to punch something…Baylor football camp returning to Marshall

    • Super K

      I love etsn! Will have to check this OT you mentioned and see if J has seen him

      • EasTex

        That would be awesome, the only utube video I know that would show him working is this one.
        He got no coaching on technique until this past year, as the previous coaching staff was so bad the two years they went 1-9 the first play of each seasons first game they had to call time out to get a play called. With Coach Harper and the excellent coaching staff he has now, he is finally getting some good technique training.

      • EasTex

        Just thinking about this big ol’ boy chatting and chumming with Briles and co. this afternoon has my pucker factor at 10.

      • EasTex

        A quick follow up on Chet Munden, rivals doesn’t even list him in their search base, while Scout shows him having 4-5 offers, including Okie St. He was listed as 6’6″ 306 at the ET combine.

    • Gary Robbins

      In the article his coach said he is up to 6-7/315-big ole East Tex boy-excuse me big man. Just calm down don’t want to hear on national news about a East Texas man disrupting a Baylor football camp with knotted plow line. lol

      • EasTex

        If I left Dallas now and stopped by a farming supply…hmmm.

  • SoonerfanTU

    We would take both Haughton and Sunderland, correct? How huge would it be to land those two after landing Parker, Byrd, and Thomas in recent years? That is a lot of safety talent.

    Also, luckily for us, our depth at RB, much like QB, doesn’t make it as imparative to land a stud RB this year. If for whatever reason it doesn’t happen, depth should be fine, and we can regroup in the 2016 class. I’m sure Gundy will land us a darn good RB, just pointing out that it isn’t a life or death position to recruit to at this point.

    • Gary Robbins

      I certainly agree. It seems offensive lineman are going to be critical. I don’t quite understand why OU is not getting commits in that area. I keep telling myself next February is a long way off.

      • EasTex

        It’s a head scratcher considering the talented players they would be blocking for.

    • Zack

      I think they would take both safeties but only if Sunderland is going to wait until NSD to decide which school or if Johnson decommits. I say that because right now everyone is saying they’re looking at taking 22 players and with the depth at safety I think they may have to wait and see if some kids transfer or declare for the draft and then maybe that number goes up to 25 or 26.

    • Super K

      Yeah they’d def take both…in fact they absolutely want both. With those two and jamile and pj I’d think there would only be one spot left for a true cb

  • Chase Korenek

    Off topic Bleacher Report did an article that has OU/Norman #2 for top 25 college football towns for 2014.

    • Zack

      I saw that. Very surprising bleacher report would give ou any kind of good pub. I’m losing interest in bleacher because it’s just like espn and sec slanted.

      • Gary Robbins

        Zach-have you read anywhere about ESPN having a 12 year contract to broadcast the 4 team championship games?

      • Chase Korenek

        I was thinking the same thing Zack, that’s why I was surprised when I read the article.

        • Zack

          I watch their little videos with “experts” on college football and recruiting and every time ou is mentioned it’s like they’re an after thought. I would like to go back in their archive and see what they said about our chances of landing joe mixon. I bet we were behind schools like unlv and sdsu.

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

    Dauphine just tipped us off on the Tech recruiting strategy against OU. And probably Baylor’s too.

    • Zack

      To keep kids in texas?

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

        Yep.

        • Zack

          I’m sure it’s a tactic they’ve tried forever but because of the new flashiness is cool factor and that those schools are trying to update their amenities is probably why it’s working. We can thank osu and Oregon for that, those 2 routinely pulled kids out of texas.

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

            Agreed. those two programs couldn’t sell that in the past when all of the success was north of their border but I think all of the Texas schools are uniformly selling allegiance to the state of Texas in keeping your talent “here at home” right now as a recruiting strategy.

          • blaster1371

            Something about attracting “renegade” Texans to play for a team named after land thieves has …mmm…flare to it. Beating the Texass bluebloods with their “outcasts” is like a pirate ship ripping a new one in a spanish galleon.

          • EasTex
  • Zack

    Any word yet on if an offer will be extended to whitfield? Is it depending on where we stand with the safeties or linebackers such as wheeler.

    • Super K

      Not just yet but Oklahoma definitely loved him up today. Hopefully we’ll hear more later this weekend.

      • Zack

        Thanks man. I saw a tweet from him saying he could have done better at the end.

        • Super K

          yeah that was when he got a beat on a couple double moves when they had him play off man. But honestly that’s tough on anyone when you’re playing off and you’re one on one and the receiver can do whatever he wants and there is all the space in the world on the field. He said “if it was real football I would’ve killed that dude” lol. I loved that!

  • Sooner Ray

    Do we have anyone “in the know” to report on camp activity?

    • EasTex

      Yeah!
      I did some looking and couldn’t find anything, not even how many were attending.

    • Super K

      Unfortunately we didn’t have anyone go but perhaps our guy in Norman can get there this weekend.

      • Sooner Ray

        I know sometimes that info is kind of on a personal level, was just hoping someone might leak something about being really impressed and offers were made.

  • Big Higg

    Offer the guy! $h*t!

  • JB

    I still can’t believe this is a free site. I never paid for Rivals or Scout but knew someone who did. He showed me the pay page & it wasn’t as filled with details or as frequently updated as this site is.

    Amazing job, TFB.

    • Sooner Ray

      It’s awesome that these guys are willing to do a better job than other dip$h!ts who are actually getting paid to do less.

    • Super K

      Thanks JB. There are a lot of things those sites provide that we can’t at this time…lots of camp coverage, game coverage, video. But we’re working on a way to be able to get folks to do those things and still always remain a free site to the public. We’ve only been around 7-8 months so we’re still developing but were working on expansion stuff now.

      • rphdenton

        1) tfb drones with cameras………..2) gorgeous coeds with discrete cameras acting as football groupies, ‘just kinda’ hangin’ around practices and press conferences’……….

      • JB

        But SuperK, that camp coverage the others offer, what the hell are a bunch of fat out-of-shape jock-sniffers who never played the sport going to have to offer the readers? They can’t really break down what they see like you guys do. So the way I see it, they don’t give any more value. They just have somebody stationed there at the camps hoping they overhear the coach say something so they can report it as if they observed something that “stood out” about that player in camp.

        It’s like a certain New Jersey native who has a drive time radio show in OKC. If anyone calls and asks about a recruit/signee, his answer is pretty much the same thing, over and over and over again: “the coaches think he’s got a good chance to be really, really good.” Wow…what analysis. I mean, really…who in the world would call this guy to ask questions about a sport he was too small to be the waterboy for? I realize there are plenty of people who do, I guess they like that rude, obnoxious New Jersey tone.

        Now I realize, most of us fans never played D-1 football or any other D-1 sport. Does that mean we don’t know anything about football? Of course not. Mike Leach proved you didn’t have to play in order to know the sport. But I don’t think that hairy little guy ever put on a jock strap in high school unless it was put on his head by a football player after practice. What he knows about the sport, technique, strategy, scheme, etc.,, could fill a thimble. Here, I get information from sources I respect who KNOW the ins and outs of football. Even if you never expanded to camp coverage and stuff, this is still and will continue to be a better site.

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    It’s awesome that Whitfield is getting so much attention from OU, it’s hard to think an offer won’t happen eventually.

    • Sooner Ray

      Haven’t seen you in a while girl. :-) I’m also glad they gave Whit the royal treatment, it might leave a lasting impression that will be stronger than other schools that chase him down later.

      • Shelby is a Patriot

        Yeah, been busy, had exams and then graduation! Just glad it’s all over with!

        • EasTex

          Congratulations!
          Now, onward and upward.

  • CoachStauder

    I think Lookout is mistaken…unless I am. If you play baseball and football at a D1 school, the scholarship must be a football scholarship. Same with football and basketball. I’m sure there are some stipulations I am forgetting…

    • Super K

      That’s the way it was when I was young. I’m not sure how it’s going to work out either but it would appear OU has a plan because he said he spoke directly to coach Heupel.

      • soonermusic

        Easy to see why that rule would exist. Gotta believe Heupel would be aware of the rule and any exceptions available as well.

    • BoomerDave

      Coach, I believe that you are mistaken. The rule is that you must first participate in the sport that you are receiving your scholarship. In this instance, Lookout must complete his Fr. year of baseball before he can participate in football. Lookout is a heck of a commitment for OU Baseball. He is the best pure hitter that I’ve seen in some time. His sister just signed to play softball for Patti Gasso. Let’s see how he progresses in football. He may well earn a football schollie instead. He’s just a ’16 kid.

      • Super K

        Thanks for the input!

  • rphdenton

    …per oui, no offer for whitfield right now……see him as a lb……will watch him this coming yr

    • Zack

      I watched their video on him he looks like an athlete for sure and looks like he will need help with technique but what 16-17 year old doesn’t. I’m interested to see when Rodney Anderson will pull the trigger on his commitment everyone says ou leads on him and he was at the camp today to watch.

  • Mr_Crynes

    I tweeted Esco an inquiry about DeShawn Lookout yesterday, and get a write-up today. Great service!

  • Ed Cotter

    LOOKOUT!!! OU has a 2016 commit. Nice!

  • Jordan Esco
  • Stephen

    Great news on Anderson! My only problem with him is that his touchdown celebrations lacks some creativity, but that might favor him in the Stoops program. (i.e. Kenny Stills)

    • Super K

      Def would be a great pick up and would start to get some nice momentum going for OU

      • Zack

        Yeah things would be looking up finally for those who said it’s too slow of a start. We got a commitment from the corner everyone was hoping for and then to get one from a skill position.

        • Stephen

          I was one of those people, and I agree it would definitely make up some ground!

          • Zack

            Yeah I mean I understand that it was slow especially when you see teams close to 18 commits already. But to land this kid along with mbanasor would be huge since both had previous commitments.

      • Stephen

        Has some great wheels, looks like he can inside, and runs with some serious attitude similar to Allen Patrick and AD.

        • Zack

          Aca’cedric ware kind of reminds me of AD and AP running style.

      • EasTex

        Good character young man, too, from a very nice family.

    • EasTex

      HA!
      He’s BTDT and expects to do it again.

  • Sooner Ray

    Anderson appears to have excellent straight line speed and good hands, hope the news is good coming out of the camp.

    • Zack

      I read yesterday that he’s been clocked around 4.45. Seems to have good vision.

      • Sooner Ray

        Yeah, I’ve seen everywhere from 4.43 to 4.45. bottom line is the kid can scoot.

        • Zack

          Very smooth. And he plays against the best competition in the country.

    • EasTex

      When I heard he had committed to aTm I figured his recruiting was finished.
      Something strange going on down there, I heard they have already had 7-8 signees from their 2013 class dismissed/leave the program.

      • Sooner Ray

        Whatever they’re doing, hope they keep it up.

        • EasTex

          Bo-fus.

      • blaster1371

        If not for that ONE Alabama shocker in 2012 Texass A&M’s shift to the SEC would have been critiqued to pieces and in no way would it be described as a program on the rise.

    • blaster1371

      His fullback, #42, did a heck of a job for him too. The fact Anderson has been successful against top notch competition bodes well for his future in CFB, hopefully with OU.

      • Sooner Ray

        Agree, hopefully he’s noticed that we have some pretty salty fullbacks.

        • blaster1371

          Agreed. I can’t but help to think Ripkowski would be more lethal as an I formation fullback than being on the wing. H spot.

  • EasTex

    I first saw Anderson play as a soph in the 2012 state championship game when he was the back up to Adam Taylor and was impressed with how complete he was at such a young age. Saw him in the state championship game again this past year and he had only gotten bigger and better.
    He has all the tools, but his patience in allowing his blocks to develop only comes from having good coaching, which is something Katy does so well. His balance, elusiveness, explosiveness and speed are all elite.
    He would be a tremendous addition to the Sooners with his talent and as a team mate.

  • L’carpetron Dookmarriot

    What’s the sitch on Soso Jamabo? If Rodney commits, then…?

    • Zack

      Well if he thinks that is a negative then I would be ok with him going somewhere else. Look at mixon and perine both highly rated players both know it’s about competition. If he wants to go somewhere less crowded (less competition) then he probably won’t play for any national titles.

  • Zack

    Anthony wheelers top schools says no order but from what I’ve heard ou and texas are top 2 so I’ve got to think there’s some order to this.

    • Sooner Ray

      He did list texas as texas university, kinda looks like a jab.

      • Zack

        You may be right. Maybe his decision will depend on what happens with shannon. They may not be best of friends but they are from the same school.

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

      Read the he might have committed at the Spring game but couldn’t make the trip due a work conflict and that he just wants to visit first before he commits, hope that’s true!

  • Super Keith

    The Football Brainiacs: Uncovering Recruits Since 2013™

  • Stephen

    So, on my down time I’ve been trying to learn some photoshop (obviously I’ve very far from perfection) and read OU forums. Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of talk about OU’s need to update their uniforms, so I decided to have a little fun and design these. The changes range from very minor strips, to the extreme overall color changes. I don’t mean this post to be a demand for new uniforms, just something fun to explore over the weekend.

    • EasTex

      I’m pretty much a traditionalist when it comes to the uniforms, but I will commend you on your photoshop skills. You have obviously put in a great deal of time and practice.

      • Stephen

        Thanks, EasTex! The top two were designed with tradition in mind as their alterations don’t deviate from current uniforms too much. I just felt like using a jersey with a few lines was sleek and clean, without turning too many traditionalist off.

        • EasTex

          No probs, like your skills.
          If there is one thing I would kinda-sorta like to see would be crimson chrome helmet or face mask.

  • Bennie Owen

    since this an open post , and it has somehow become about WWII, remind me again why the allies carpet bombed French villages when it was obvious the Nazi’s were retreating…..

  • Zack

    Is there a day 3 of the camp today? If so does anyone know what prospects are attending?

    • EasTex

      Yessir, there is a day 3…here is the schedule.
      No clue on your second question.

      • Zack

        Thanks for the schedule. It seems like the camp has gone well but I am surprised no commitments yet with Anderson and wheeler being there and them being ou leans.

        • EasTex

          Just have to wait on it. With all the commits flipping all around the country I would rather see a solid.

          • Zack

            That’s true which is the main reason I haven’t been worried about the slow start but now it seems like we might have a little momentum.

  • Allen P

    Any news on any academic casualties with the new class?

    • Zack

      Last I heard just Curtis and brown are possible but that we probably won’t know until beginning of august for sure.

  • Zack

    Oui is reporting Anderson committed.

    • EasTex

      Oui-oui, messieur!

      • Zack

        #1 all purpose back one year. #2 the next.

        • EasTex

          Patience has its rewards.
          BOOMER!!!

          • Zack

            And here we are with 2 top targets committing in one week. Now I wonder if he’s the only back we take.

          • EasTex

            At this moment I am celebrating a fantastic recruits commitment and waiting for a proper response.

          • EasTex

            Don’t leave my hangin’…

          • Zack

            SOONER

          • EasTex

            Yeah, baby.

  • Stephen

    Katy High School has reported that Rodney Anderson has committed to OU!

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

      It’s official!

      • EasTex

        Even rivals is already showing him as a solid verbal.

        • Zack

          Looks like we will jump another 10 spots in the rankings for all those who base our success on the rankings.

          • EasTex

            God Bless’em.
            The fact that rivals has already updated their site is interesting. Guess someone is manning the phones on Sunday.

          • Zack

            We have an average of 3.67 stars. One kid being a kicker. Only 5 schools or so have a better average.

          • EasTex

            If the stars really do matter(and I will concede they do some) many of our conference competitors are ahead in numbers, but not quality.

          • Zack

            They do somewhat but as long as we get guys that fit then I could care less. Look at Colvin a 3 star. Then look at Calhoun 5 star.

          • EasTex

            There have been far too many busts with the 5 stars.
            Like you, I want players that want to be at OU and will leave it all on the turf for the team.

          • Zack

            That’s why I like the approach our coaches take it may seem like they over evaluate kids but I think it’s more about finding out character.

          • EasTex

            I am seeing that to an even greater degree in the past two years. The number of good character, smart and well spoken players has increased.

            Looking at Scout, they said Anderson even participated in some of the day 3 drills and that he and his family got to interact with coaches.
            Well done, on everyone’s part.

          • Zack

            I’m not sure where you stand on Gibson but if they roll out the carpet for him the way the did mbanasor and Anderson (wheeler also just no verbal yet) then maybe ou would move to the top of his board.

          • EasTex

            Perhaps.
            A little concerned where he is with ND after they lost their QB commit.

          • EasTex
    • EasTex
  • EasTex

    This has been a great day already, solid commit and we are actually getting some rain here in Dallas. Maybe a porterhouse on the grill would be the perfect dinner.

  • kt-raida

    Really good get, the track record with OU running backs don’t lie!

  • EasTex

    Some interesting comments at this aTm forum. That SEC-SEC mantra has already deeply effected some Ags.

    • Zack

      Just wait for the “he wasn’t a&m good” lol can’t wait for a&m, baylor and tech to play that card.

      • EasTex

        Or the Bama fans, after visiting them recently.
        He follows a long line of outstanding RBs to OU from Texas. I was a little surprised at how many of the top 20 RBs in the country are from this state. With Anderson on board, it should add a sense of urgency to potential recruits(looking at you O-linemen) as this will be a small class and can fill up quickly.

  • Boom

    K do you see Whitfield as LB, S, NB? Also is there any further word on Jordan Griffin? Jordan was impressive on tape. It would be great to get Dansby, Griffin, Sutherland, Haughton, and maybe some locals from kingfisher and ringling. Got to have us some Okie linemen.

  • Zack

    Saw tfb retweet Louis brown opening his recruiting back up. He’s thought to be high on ou right? After a bad May, June is looking up

    • Sooner Ray

      Kinda makes you wonder why these kids from a&m and Baylor are backing up.

      • Zack

        I would like to think they were pressured into committing

        • Sooner Ray

          I was hoping they were lied to, they would spread the word and we would reap the rewards.

          • Zack

            I like your scenario better.