richardson Open Post | Weekend, June 20th – 22nd (UPDATE Sat., 7:30 pm)

Image of David Richardson II via Hudl

– Yesterday Oklahoma offered Rummel (Metairie, LA) DL Tyrell Jacobs, who currently holds a number of offers – including a legitimate offer from Tennessee. Coach Montgomery actually stopped by Rummel last spring in order to check out the players there, and he made an offer to star 2016 CB, Kristian Fulton. However, as luck would have it, Tyrell was not at practice that day, but Jacobs had been hoping for an offer from Oklahoma and it came yesterday. Since that offer, Tyrell has already been contacted by a number of other coaches and it sounds like his already lengthy offer list is only going to get bigger.

However, we spoke a couple times yesterday and he confirmed that he and his family set up a visit date to Norman on July 23rd. I asked him if things could get wrapped up shortly after that trip and he said, “yes.” I really like where OU is with Jacobs. He is being recruited as a 4i DE and, as we understand it, currently Oklahoma is looking to take two in this class.

– We caught up with another Louisiana prospect yesterday, 2015 OT Garrett Thomas. One of our readers pointed out that he may have already had to cancel a scheduled visit to Norman. We asked Garrett about it, and he said there was no official date set up. It was just a date that was being thrown around within his family, but they could not make it up at that time. The first time Thomas made it to Oklahoma was last winter with his grandpa and brother. Garrett’s entire family will be making it up to Norman on this next visit, and he has set a visit date with Coach Bedenbaugh for July 14th.

He also mentioned that his current Top 3 are Oklahoma, Texas, and Ole Miss. I talked to him about how the offer from OU happened originally. He mentioned when he first came down to Norman in the winter, he did not have an offer but Bedenbaugh told him that he’d be down in the spring. And if he liked what he saw, then Garrett would receive an offer. True to his word, Bedenbaugh took the trip down to Many, Louisiana during the spring. It just so happens that Coach Wickline from Texas was there the same day, and Garrett told me that both he and Bedenbaugh were so impressed by what they saw from him in practice they both offered that very evening.

Garrett said he will be looking to make a decision shortly after his second trip to OU. The distance from Many to Norman and Oxford are about the same. However, the trip to Austin is somewhat shorter. But Garrett said the distance doesn’t matter since its a 5+ hr drive to each school (about 6.5 hrs to Norman and Oxford). He’s visited Oxford twice, Austin once, and his upcoming trip to Norman will be his second. As we understood it, he doesn’t currently have plans to take a second trip to Austin.

– Yesterday Bob Stoops and Jerry Montgomery were at the All-Poly camp and another OU OT target, Andre James, let us know he was also there and had a chance to meet with the Sooners head ball coach. He (James) was very excited about that. JY caught up with him earlier this week, and James told him that he’ll definitely be taking an official visit to Oklahoma. Again, OU is really starting to sit in a great spot for a number of talented offensive linemen!

– Yesterday some of you also asked about a tweet that WR John Humphrey put out where he said:

Sorry to disappoint y’all, but I checked with Humphrey on the tweet and he said it was about a friend of his who was about to make a commitment. Again, as we mentioned earlier this week, Humphrey is very high on OU, but is going to be making a return trip to Norman in July before he makes a decision about things. If anything changes on that front we’ll let you know.

– Another talented 2015 OL that hopes to make a trip to Norman this July is Drew Sullivan out of Concord, Calif. Drew doesn’t currently have an OU offer, but he and Coach Bedenbaugh have been in touch. Sullivan has family in north Texas and will be visiting them this summer, so he hopes to be able to make it up to Norman during that time.

– Related to team news, we’re hearing a few different names of players that are standing out. One of the players names we heard was RB Samaje Perine. We know a number of folks have already talked about both Perine and Mixon, but Perine was a name that was really emphasized to us. We are told that people are surprised at ust how much lateral quickness he has for his size. It’s obviously still early, but in speaking to different people there is a sense that Perine may be the freshman that is poised to really get some snaps this fall. Again, it’s way too early to know for sure but wanted to pass that along. Kudos to Coach Gundy for stockpiling all these monsters, and we all know they’ll get great teaching from him and ample opportunity to earn playing time.

– Wanted to introduce y’all to a CB I (K) really like that isn’t yet hearing from a lot of schools, but is someone I’d like to see OU at least begin to recruit. His name David Richardson II out of Rockwall, TX (Rockwall-Heath). He is teammates with a Texas commit, DeShon Elliot. Richardson just picked up his first offer from Tulsa recently. He’s not a big corner (around 5’10 – 5’11), but he’s got good length and a lot of burst. I spoke to him this past weekend, and he’s another disciple of Clay Mack.

He plays in a primarily cover 3/cover 2 scheme, but I know he’d be comfortable in a man scheme as well. In cover 3, he does a great job of matching patterns and ensuring there aren’t holes on the field. He turns amazingly well. He stays on top of the route throughout the WR’s release, which is something you just don’t see much. Usually a CB is going to give ground on the turn and then recover. Richardson is just silky smooth, and you can see the mark of Mack with the strength in Richardson’s back pedal, footwork, and calm demeanor on the field. He moves like a kid a who is confident in what he knows. He’s got more than an enough speed to play the position, but I really like his technique, ball skills, and flexibility.

– Also, wanted to give another shout out to Westmoore WR, Dahu Green for his commitment to Louisville yesterday. Dahu has tremendous upside. He’s listed at 6’4″ but if you see him in person, he looks darn near 6’5″. He’s got a great personality and has been working hard to put on some good muscle. I (Super K) had a chance to spend some time with Dahu and his mother, and they are just wonderful people. I cannot say enough good things about them. Dahu is just now scratching the surface of what he can become. He continues to get better and once he’s had some real training in a college program, I have little doubt he will flourish and make a name for himself.

Look for him in the league one day as well, because he’s got the tools and the mindset to make it there. We love to see Oklahoma kids getting opportunities to showcase their talent, and Dahu is going to get that chance.

– Another OK Preps kid we wanted to give y’all an update on was Mustang’s 2014 OT, Tristan Hill. He didn’t even have his senior film online till the December after this past season (only about two months from signing day), but still managed to earn a number of FBS offers and even picked up a late offer from Vanderbilt. Hill ended up choosing Georgia Southern. He felt comfortable there and he made it to Stateboro yesterday. We’re looking forward to watching him develop and represent for all Okies out there. Hill is very athletic and has been working hard in the offseason with the goal of competing for playing time as a true freshman.

- UPDATE (Fri., 12:05 pm): Tough blow with the news just a couple minutes ago that 2016 OT Greg Little committing to Texas A&M. Kid is a truly elite talent and easily one of the top 2016 prospects in the state of Texas. There was hope that his connection with Tay & Bobby Evans (the former a 2014 signee, the latter a 2015 commit) with all hailing from Allen could have helped the Sooners. Evidently not. And what can you say about Sumlin and the Aggies recruiting right now…..wow.

- UPDATE (Fri., 1:08 pm): Update from 2015 JUCO OT Jamal Danley.

UPDATE (Sat., 7:30 pm): Speedy WR, Ryan Newsome releases his top 5: Oklahoma, Notre Dame, UCLA, Oregon and Texas

 

 


  • Brian

    Good stuff! We definitely are going to have to turn down some talented linemen…

  • Zack

    Great way to start a Friday. Man that’s a good find on Richardson if he takes the next step his senior year, his recruiting will blow up. He reminds me a little of Aaron Colvin great instincts and awareness and like Colvin could play wherever needed in the secondary.

    • Super K

      He is slick like “slick”

      • EasTex

        Back in the day we always said “he’s slicker than whale poop in an ice flow.”

  • Randy

    Great updates as usual… One question I know the OL and DL are priorities this year in recruiting but what is the thinking at QB if Gibson decides elsewhere, would this be a year OU does not take a QB ?

    • Super K

      I actually assumed that would be the case but I talked to someone recently that told me there a couple 2015 names that OU is keeping in their back pocket but I don’t know who they are

      • Randy

        Interesting.. Hopefully Whitfield, seems like a natural athlete that could play multiple positions.

  • SoonerfanTU

    I feel guilty reading that much good info, and not paying for it. :)

    Really appreciate what you guys do. So much fun reading these bullets, and getting insight into what is going on with the program.

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

    Great job K. You’re killing it on the recruiting trail sir. Well done.

    • lovethemsooners

      No doubt. All you guys are great. Thanks!

    • Gary Robbins

      As always thanks for your take and Super k’s on these athletes. My Christmas list for February 2015 offensive line LOI’s.. OU has 2 commits (Evans and Hearne).Out of the 29 offers to date they (OU) seem to be in good standing with 9-10.
      1. Jamal Danley
      2. Jalin Barnett
      3. Cody Ford
      4. Madison Akamnonu
      5. Andrew James
      Forgot about Wariboko and soon to be OU offer -Tyler Moore.
      Some very good athletes are going to be left out.
      I’ve changed this list 3 or 4 times.
      Will OU take over 5 off. lineman this year?

      • Boom

        There are so many more with Garrett Thomas, Weathersby, Ivey, Allen, & Rankin. Good stuff.

      • Doobie74OU

        I think they might consider going to 6 at least based on Curtis and maybe Brown not qualifying from this past class. It is going to be hard to turn some of these guys away!

        • Gary Robbins

          Extremely hard to turn them down. I guess that’s a good position to be In for the OU staff. Who do you take now or who do you wait on? Kind of like my 1st prom dance offers. lol

  • BozemanSooner

    Good stuff. Thanks

  • Boom

    K, let’s just be done with it and get Jacobs & Gallimore as our 4i’s. Thanks for all of your work.
    JY, I would love to read a high level overview of the OT’s we are recruiting.

    • J.K. Abbott

      Man Boom JY did a great Eval on some of the OT’ OU was recruiting a few months ago (March or early April). He did a countdown of his favorite OT’s. Film and typical JY analysis. It is worth going back too.

      • Boom

        J.K. I remember but I will have to go back, thanks. Seems it evolves so much that new ones are always popping up. Funny, JY made all of us love OLmen.

        • soonerinks

          For sure, having never played on the OL I find JY’s write-ups extremely informative and love it when he breaks it down for us. K, JY you guys are simply awesome and this is the first site I look at everyday. If you ever decide to go the pay way, I’m in (of course free is always better).

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

            Thanks, like we’ve always said, we’re always gonna be free. How you can pay us is to tell people about us. Thanks again!

          • ToatsMcGoats

            Done and Done. Every single day.

          • soonerinks

            My two sons and two nephews are already on board and they are telling their friends.

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

          What’s not to love!?

          • Boom

            I bet we are the only fan base who is becoming more knowledgeable on the OL techniques. Also, we will know their names a lot better and be bigger fans of the loveable guys.

          • J.K. Abbott

            I get on the white board and start talking OLine stuff and I’ve been told I resemble Chris Farely on the SNL “Van down by the river scene”.

          • Boom

            passion is a wonderful thing

          • Sooner Ray

            The only thing I ever knew about O line is they weren’t very attractive from behind right before the snap and wondering how I was going to squeeze through those dudes. :-)

          • J.K. Abbott

            You are correct Ray. I love those wide but loose hipped Lineman.

        • J.K. Abbott

          Yeah you’re right there are more recent offers who weren’t in the original EVals by JY. JY is a typical Olineman. I played OLine and have coach it for going on 20 years. Typically when I start talking OLine play I get fired up and start spitting while I talk. I can envision JY getting fired up watching film and talking Oline play. Olineman are a special breed.

          • Gary Robbins

            Same thing happens to me (spitting and slobbering ) when talking about OU football. Seems to happen more often at the end of happy hour. We have 1 die hard Texas fool and a few Okie State fans.

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

            Yes sir! Exactly like that!

      • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

        Those countdowns that were combined with analysis were some of my favorite pieces!…Not that I don’t appreciate the other great info as well.

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

        Jordan, can you link this, or re-run it? It may help.

        • Doobie74OU

          Hey JY, considering some of the Lineman you profiled have committed already to various schools, who are your top lineman still available? not talking about potential flips but guys that are uncommitted!

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

            Man there are so many. I’ll try to put something together.

          • J.K. Abbott

            It has been my experience that more and more kids are “buying” in on becoming Olineman. It used to a unglamoress place to play. Not sexy enough. Kids and parents want their name in the paper. The last half dozen or so drafts have put a premium on Left Tackle especially but Olineman in general. It “pays” to be a Hog now a days even more then RB’s and IBers. Used to lineman types all wanted to be TE’s and FB’s . It’s an easier sell to take kids with good frames and athletic enough to be TE or FB’s and make them Olineman. I told my boy that his best chance to play early was being a lineman. He bought in and got to play early.

        • Gary Robbins

          Your last post was on 2-21-14 and it had Bobby Evans as your #1. I read down to the bottom of your evaluation and you can click on the other 5 ot’s you previewed ( they are highlighted in red). I’m sure Jordan or other posters can link it on this post.

          • Boom

            awesome, thanks Gary.

          • J.K. Abbott

            I guess it was such a good read It seem like yesterday that I read it. Didn’t realize it was all the way back in Feb..

    • Super K

      That would be a killer DE class bud.

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

      I’ve got writeups done on several people. Getting ready to get one done on Cody Ford today.

      • Boom

        cool and your input is top notch. thanks

  • J.K. Abbott

    Love the Richardson kid. He has special instincts in zone coverage. Great in space. Silky Smooth. Reminds my of the Dowells kid except he’s a little taller. Really like this kid. He’s a playmaker !!

    • Super K

      Exactly how I feel! And Dowels came to my mind as well but as you said Richardson is bigger.

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

      We’re still torn up that we didn’t get Dowels last year.

  • Zack

    Whoever from this site coined the term “striker backer” needs to trademark it and put it in a shirt. Were going to hear that a lot this year and for many years.

    • EasTex

      I think I was the first to use that exact term, after some other variations such as “Striker LB.”
      Just seemed fitting after “Roy Back.”
      Regardless, I say give credit to TFB and let them trademark it.

  • Perry Dickey

    The paragraph which begins with, ‘related to team news’, is my favorite. In the 44 years of loving the Sooners I have never been able to hear this in the offseason. This includes being a member of every Sooner internet fan site since 93. It thrills me to be here and catch a glimpse of which players have the fire in their bellies! Can’t thank you guys enough.

    • Jordan Esco

      Thank you for reading!

  • soonerinks

    Perine was the recruit I was most excited about and it’s great that he is turning some heads. From all indications, seems to be a great kid also.

    • SoonerfanTU

      We are LOADED at running back. Crazy amount of talent there.

    • ToatsMcGoats

      I’m with ya on Perine. I was excited about Mixon, but Perine has caught my eye and I think that he will probably end up being a fan favorite.

  • Jordan Esco
    • Zack

      Hey jordan can you retweet this my phone won’t let me view this

      • Eric Hoffpauir

        My computer won’t either.

        • Jordan Esco

          I’m fairly certain he deleted the tweet

    • Sooner Ray

      Says page doesn’t exist????

      • Gary Robbins

        I get the same response on my computer.

        • Zack

          It may have been a deleted tweet who knows.

      • Jordan Esco

        It was a tweet from him asking someone at 247 to take Texas off his list b/c they haven’t even offered.

        • Sooner Ray

          Awesome!

  • ToatsMcGoats

    You guys kill this thing every. single. day. I love this place!

  • SoonerPhins

    Man, I would really like to see the Louisiana pipeline open up.
    Also in regards to Perine. I know he was overshadowed by Mixon signing, but I am a firm believer that, I think, Perine will have a better career. I might be in the minority, but regardless OU will have a monster of a back field.

    • Super K

      It’s definitely a priority for OU now. We picked up a couple LA boys last yr in Garnett and Paul.

    • Sooner Ray

      If you’re in a minority on Perine then I am also. Love his potential.

      • WilliamJack

        Roger that!

  • Eric Hoffpauir

    Seems like a good link to have handy: http://ask.fm/JohnHumphrey_

  • Doobie74OU

    Even with cloudy gloomy skies over Tulsa, this website always brings that ray of sunshine to brighten up my day! I love that we mainly focus on OU and their recruiting but it is super cool that you guys keep updating us on guys you have profiled that went elsewhere! Classiest website I have ever been on that focuses primarily on Sports!

    • Super K

      That is a very kind compliment!

    • jon_bence

      Completely agree! My buddy basically forced me to join Twitter and I found this site via Twitter. Needless to say I think him a few times a week because this is now my first stop of the day when I’m on the hunt for Sooner news. Not crappy, played out national news but inside stuff that makes you feel like you are in the mix. Great website with great content. Thanks and keep it up fellas!

  • Super K

    Forgot to mention…and I know he won’t mind that we tell y’all…so for his celebratory dinner last night Dahu and the family went to…Chuck E Cheese! lol so cool.

    • soonerinks

      Wish him the best and sorry it wasn’t OU, would have loved seeing him play for the good guys.

    • Boom

      He’s going to a place whose head coach knows a thing or two about offense & throwing the ball. He will learn a very solid system and that will prepare him moving forward. Congrats Dahu.

  • vargo05

    Great news from Twitter guys. 2016 OT Greg Little just committed to Texas A&M. Just un-f’ing-believable.

    • Super K

      Saw that as well. Thanks for adding the update. Think most thought it would be TAMU with the off chance that if it was drawn out OU might be able to make a mark because of the proximity and ties to the Evans boys.

      • vargo05

        I agree K. I thought OU at least had a chance and I didn’t see him committing before his junior year. Oh well, on to the next one.

        • Jordan Esco

          From what we know about Bedenbaugh, I wouldn’t expect him to just quit working the kid. But, yeah, major uphill climb at this point to say the least.

          • vargo05

            For sure Jordan. I love that about the staff we have, they don’t seem to give up just because a guy is committed, especially BB and Monty. A horrible season by TAMU and a great one by us is one of our main hopes for a major impact.

      • AlvinMack55

        One would think thet they’d lose one of these OT commits right? Unless some are being moved to guard, that’s 5 tackles in the ’15 & ’16 classes alone.

    • Jim

      That’s 2 5* tackles for 2016 already. Simply retarded. I really hope A&M implodes this year w/o JFF and a terrible defense. Should be interesting to see how recruits react.

      • Boom

        It’s early and understandable since his QB going there. Look at all of the 2015 guys who have already flipped. Also, it won’t hurt us when Williams and Thompson get drafted and we are number 1.

        • Jordan Esco

          Yeah, but who is behind Williams and Thompson?

          • Boom

            Good question. we will have to see how thing roll this year.

        • Jim

          No, Murray is Evans’ QB. Murray is a ’15 guy like Evans. Little is a ’16 guy.
          Regardless, the ’16 class is over a year and a half away from signing, so I’m not really fretting this. That’s a world of time for things to change.

          • Boom

            I realize that so he may want to follow Murray. Hope we can keep open communications with him.

          • EasTex

            Unless Kenny Hill has a monster year at QB for TAMU, I don’t see Murray going to another school. That is almost as unlikely as Tay and Bobby Evans going some place else.

      • vargo05

        As hopeful as I am that they implode and continue to put up 4 and 5 loss seasons, or worse, I just see no way that Sumlin and his staff can be as inept as Mack and Co were and waste this much talent. Starting with the 2013 class, they’ve gotten a ton of talent and unless they are just worthless as coaches, they are going to capitalize off of it at some point.

        • EasTex

          What is interesting about their 2013 class is they have already lost 7 or 8 of them due to team dismissal(two with serious criminal charges) or leaving the program.

      • vargo05

        Not only having two top guys for 2016 Hudson isn’t a 5-star, but for sure a 4-star), but they have 3 guys for 2015 that are 3-4 star guys, with Connor Lanfear being the lowest rated.

    • Shifty

      That’s not great new lol..great news would be him committing to us

      • vargo05

        I think my sarcasm button is broken.

        • Shifty

          Your good..my coffee hasn’t kicked in

    • CcrBoomer

      I still think we have plenty of time to flip Greg. Aggies will be lucky to be a .500 team this year in the SEC. The recent OL talent that has went to the NFL from aTm wasn’t even recruited by Sumlin. I like what Sumlin did with Briles kids at Houston, but the Sec is a different animal. No JFF and a very under achieving D from last year? Let’s see how Sumlin does with his rebuild season, will be interesting to how this team responds

      • paganpink

        Hey, what’s that extra F in JFF? Johnny who?LOL

        • Steve Cooke

          Johnny f’n football

  • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

    Year and a half to flip Greg Little. We believe in you Coach B!

  • Jared William Reininger

    Everyone has been saying OU isn’t capitalizing on the big win over Alabama. I think we are saying that we still have that momentum. It isn’t like we wont he game and suddenly kids would commit on the spot. And we must remember it is just one game. A lot of recruits don’t commit until the season is well underway or over even. I think the amount of interest kids are showing in OU is great and shows we have strong chances with them when they are ready to make that choice. My opinion is that kids want to see how OU handles the question marks this year (QB, secondary). Once that is answered they will know what their title chances really are going to be going forward.

  • Jordan Esco
    • Zack

      I saw these pictures too bad we didn’t have a camp going on

    • vargo05

      It is crazy how much taller these guys seem in person. I saw Michael Jordan at a golf tourney and I could have sworn he was closer to 6’9″ than 6’6″

  • Jordan Esco
  • Shifty

    What’s the rules regarding BStoops and recruiting kids off campus…can he visit them at camps and such or is there only a dead period where he can’t have contact..I was thinking that head coaches don’t get the face time that assistants get

  • AlvinMack55

    Texas A&M recruiting will slow down once they have to actually win games on the field to stay in the spotlight.

    • Jordan Esco

      Maybe. But they haven’t really won all that much to start this kind of momentum to begin with.

      Can they sustain it at this same ridiculous level? I think there’s very little chance of that happening. But so long as Sumlin is there, they’ll continue to land elite talent, IMO.

      • lulzer

        My opinion, but Johnny Football is what kept the momentum going without the wins. He just made everybody excited and people want to be part of excitement. It should fade away and things will get back to normal.

      • Kody K.

        Agree totally, as long as Sumlin is there so will elite talent, no matter what their record is. He is just that good of a recruiter.

    • Gary Robbins

      Texas A&M, they seem to really be drawing the recruits for ’15 and now ’16. I kind of get it: new stadium upgrade, Johnny Football (Heisman), Beat OU and Alabama recently, and maybe the Texas high school coaches are turned off the Texas University and staff for present time. Didn’t Sumlin fly in to a practice in a helicopter. Not sure what their record was the last 2 years but it wasn’t that good. If someone knows why-let me know. We will see after this season.

    • BigJoeBrown

      That’s what I think. They went 9-4 last year barely beating Duke in their bowl game. They lost their beloved Johnny Football, and first round draft picks in Mike Evans and Jake Mathews. I mean, yeah, they got some more players coming up. but even with that talent they still went 9-4 and could have easily been 8-5 or 7-6 as close as the Ole Miss game was.

  • rphdenton

    as a cfb fan, the sec west should be a real war and fun to watch the next few yrs

    • Super K

      Agree. I’ve always focused most of my attention on Big 12/SEC teams anyway but with Auburn coming up and TAMU entering the picture…watching Auburn, Alabama, LSU and TAMU will make interesting football and story lines. I don’t think TAMU will do much unless they make a defensive coaching change or the current coordinator quits trying to out scheme teams and focuses more on just teaching the kids how to play good fundamental football.

    • ToatsMcGoats

      Thanks to the former Big 12 additions…I remember someone asking Paul Finebaum why the two former Big 12 teams were causing such a stir in the SEC. His response? Recruiting. He said something like “when you’re in a conference like the SEC, your recruiting classes automatically take a step up”. What an idiot. Both of these teams are dominated by players that were recruited while these schools were in the Big 12. The worst part is, no one called him out on it.

  • Zack

    When was Danley going to visit originally?

    • Jordan Esco

      Next weekend.

      • Zack

        Thanks so is it a good thing or a bad thing he rescheduled.

  • Ed Cotter

    Not too worried about a 2016 kid right now. That signing day is a long way off and stranger things have happened.

  • Sooner Ray

    Good news about Danley coming in. Can’t have too much OT depth.

  • Indy_sooner

    Not sweating 2016 kids this early. Heck the season ain’t even started. I don’t know if there’s another school we have as good of a record flipping kids from than the Aggoes … Knight, Nelson, Anderson, Huggins….Monster year in the playoffs will do us a lot of good. That’s also one more year of A&M getting throttled in the SEC! SEC! SEC!

    • Gary Robbins

      Huggins- I don’t recall that name is he on the team now?

      • Indy_sooner

        Kerrick Huggins, a talented DT that ended up going to JUCO last year.

        • Gary Robbins

          Thanks- I wonder if OU has any interest in him?

          • Indy_sooner

            Hard to say… Based on recent history I would say it would be No. Rarely does OU place kids in JUCO school unlike other D1 teams

  • Christopher Napper

    I hope you guys(Brianiacs) realize what a great site you have created! I love this site!!

    • Super K

      Thank you!

      • Christopher Napper

        You will laugh, but when I moved to Miami I had to watch 3-4 games in Spanish. Cajun country is a little better except for all the purple and gold.

  • Chandler Welch

    just want to say thank you! offseason really isn’t even that bad anymore now that I have this site and all of the information you guys provide. seriously, you guys are awesome at what you do, keep it up. BOOMER!

    • Jordan Esco

      SOONER!

    • ToatsMcGoats

      Exactly. This site is a Godsend. I remember just clinging to the bits and pieces of info that were usually just speculation on other websites, and watching games on YouTube over and over again in years past. I still watch the games on YouTube, but I have the BEST resource for OU football and recruiting now, thanks to you guys.

  • JJsooner1

    Hey guys, is DGB really interested in OU? Is OU interested in him? I’ve got mixed feelings on this guy.

  • JJsooner1

    One other question: Is there legal grounds to challenge the NCAA over B. Mayfield? I would think the player would have to initiate that scenario. So totally bogus of Tech and pretty boy coach to do this.

  • Sooner Ray

    Anyone know who gumby tweeted about in Duncanville, Tx?

    • EasTex

      Might of been Pokey.

      • Sooner Ray

        Ha, no, it was Za’Carrius Green, A 3* linebacker/possible safety out of Duncanville. He didn’t have any big time offers. He committed to okielite today.

        • EasTex

          Poor Pokey, he gets no love.
          Interesting that Green is listed as a 3* with no big offers. Must have showed up good at some camp/s.

          • Sooner Ray

            according to a cowboy site, he did very well in a couple camps around Dallas. Offered by Iowa, La. Tech, North Texas, Iowa State and Kansas.

          • EasTex

            Since you mentioned Gumby and pals, I saw an interesting article last week that stated OSU has the lowest percentage of returning letterman on their 2014 squad in all of FBS. They are going to get smoked like a Boston Butt by FSU.

          • Sooner Ray

            I saw the same thing, Could be a tough year for them.

          • EasTex

            It won’t bother me to not see Gumby dirty dancing in the locker room.

  • wolfbuilder

    K and Jordan what r ur guys thoughts on juco dline and teammates, Deonte Reynolds and Takkarist McKinley? I seen where both r visiting for the OSU game I believe

  • EasTex

    I first heard about Perine before he committed to OU. Came across an article from his junior year where he was talking about all the hard work he was putting in after his serious knee injury requiring surgery as a soph. He claimed he was focusing on building up his leg muscles, I think he succeeded in that.
    Whoever was responsible for posting his weekly highlights did him a tremendous service and was able to see nearly all of his weekly highlights, where he seemed to get stronger and more confident, then his Senior season highlights really showed what he was capable of.
    I believe he will be a Sooner RB we will talk about for a very long time.

    • WilliamJack

      Couldn’t agree more. I think both Perine and Ross will show themselves to be punishing runners this year. Weight+Strength+Speed= Excitement!

  • Gary Robbins

    JY or Super K-just seen where Texas offered 2015 Connor Williams out of Coppell, Tx. 6-5/275. He’s listed as an offensive tackle or center? OU has already offered him along with Oregon, Ark, UCLA,Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan plus others. Huge offer list ,do you know much about him?

    • Super K

      He’s an OT. Don’t know much about him. JY has chatted with him. I never have though. Not sure which way he’s leaning.

  • Zack

    Haven’t seen it on here yet but oui is reporting that natrell Curtis will definitely go the juco route. And brown is taking 2 classes in summer to try to qualify by training camp.

  • EasTex

    TV Viewing Alert!
    At 7p.m. Saturday night the Sugar Bowl will be shown on ESPNU. Unlike the butchered up two hour replays earlier this year, this one is listed for three hours.

    • Super K

      Can breathe easier watching it when we know the ending lol.

      • EasTex

        It’s strange, but I never felt apprehensive before and only mildly so when the score became 31-24. The only time during this past season when my gut felt uneasy going into a game was against the wHorns and the Bears.

  • John Garner

    The Open Posts just keep getting better. They feed my frenzy for news. You guys are amazing. Definitely better than the pay sites that are now resorting to reposting old news. Thanks again.

    • ToatsMcGoats

      Even the readers are giving some good info!

      • Boom

        We are all in this together. good stuff.

  • bmrsnr

    Any updates on winter/summer numbers?

  • Zack

    Now I see why newsome gave a time table for that announcement. The image is pretty sweet

    • Super K

      Nice indeed. With OU possibly looking to take only 1 WR, I’ll be curious to see if this is a race to commit between Newsome and Humphrey (assuming they do) or if OU would take both regardless.

      • Zack

        I hope they would take both regardless they would benefit from adding more speed with michiah to go with the sycamores. The other question is do those 2 want to be the only speedy slot receiver taken? Or would they enjoy the competition

      • Zack

        And desean Holmes may have something to say about that

  • connie usa

    I think I hit “refresh” 100 times/day. I love it when y’all have “updates”.

  • Sooner Ray

    At some point we are going to have to cull some of these offers…..and this is a good thing.

    • EasTex

      I agree, beginning with the next day after LOI signing day. :}

    • rphdenton

      culling goes both ways

  • ToatsMcGoats

    Don’t know if this question has been asked yet, but is Newsome’s Top 5 in any particular order?

    • OUWade

      I wondered the same thing, but the order you see here is just the order that TFB chose to say them in. Newsome just has a collage of team pictures and logos on his twitter to announce the “fab 5″, so a reader would have to choose their own order. Either way, I like seeing OU listed first :)

    • EasTex

      The wHorns are really, really, really hoping Newsome commits to them.
      From BON.
      Considering they have such little talent at that position, they are embracing the ‘Dumb And Dumber’ approach.

  • Boom

    K, I was going through some of the older posts and watched Whitfield’s film again. It was as good as the first time I saw it. It’s been quiet on this front but do you have any updates? I see him at that nickel position. From what M. Stoops says, they can blitz more effectively on 1st & 2nd down with a pass rusher with cover skills from this position.
    I realize he may project as an OLB and we have several on the board that are higher rated – DeBerry Houston to name a few. If you have any updates, I’m sure us Okies would love to something good on this front.
    BTW – watched Akylen Mayfield again and he will be fun to watch during his Sr year too.

    • Zack

      Mayfield will probably end up at osu or maybe stay at Tulsa but yeah he looks exciting to watch I just don’t know if anyone knows what position he will play at in college.

  • Jordan Esco
    • bmrsnr

      What team is in the news?

      • Jordan Esco
        • bmrsnr

          Redshirt? One game suspension?

          • Jordan Esco

            I’d suspect Schmitty will wear his a$$ out and it’s simply handled this summer. It’s early enough I’ll be surprised if any kind of carries over into the season. This incident certainly will not cause them to redshirt the kid. Mike Stoops is gonna play him, and play him a lot if he has his way.

          • Gary Robbins

            I’ve always heard that very few good things happen after 2 a.m. Hope this a one time thing and not a trend for OU athletes this summer. After following his high school career this incident seems out of character for Mr. Parker.

          • Sooner Ray

            Most college kids do this when they finally get away from home, even if it is out of the norm. There is a lot of peer pressure and they feel free from punishment from their parents, they soon learn that punishment can come from many places. He wasn’t the only one and won’t be the last. he was just the one that got caught this time.

          • Gary Robbins

            So true. Some of the things I remember doing in college were a lot sillier-just wasn’t caught. No excuse, just thankful.

          • Sooner Ray

            A PI in college is about like a speeding ticket, he’ll get a fine unless the charges are dropped for some community work and he for sure gets some extra team work.

  • Sooner Ray

    College kids are gonna be college kids whether they are athletes or not, most don’t get caught. Better that it happened in the summer and hopefully he will learn from this and not repeat during the season. I’d sure hate to be putting in extra work in this summer weather.

  • Zack

    They will be kids but they’ve got to be careful. Tay Evans I believe had a picture posted the other day where it was obvious they were drinking

    • Sooner Ray

      I’m sure the coaches sweat bullets this time of year knowing that new college kids are going to express a new found freedom. You’re right about the need to be careful, wish they would all do it in the dorm and just go to bed.

  • bryan

    anybody know if mckinley whitfield has been offered yet?

    • rphdenton

      per 247 he has offers from a lot of schools that you would recognize the name……biggest offer to date is probably minn………no ou offer yet………

      • bryan

        thats what i meant an ou offer my bad should of clarified

  • Jordan Esco
    • Sooner Ray

      Sounds like he’s owning it and plans to learn from it. Doubt we see him in trouble again, now how many more do we have to worry about?

      • EasTex

        Hopefully his experience will be an eye opener for his class mates.

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

      He’s a college kid who drank too much on a Saturday night. I know that’s unheard of everywhere else. ;)

    • Gary Robbins

      I believe him. Maybe this will be his theme song (after the advertisement), or hopefully Sooner football for 2014. As they say in Nascar-crank it up.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE08EFwKyLA

      • EasTex

        Was that Morris Day at the start of the video?

        Thinking about the predicament he found himself in last night and how frightened he must have been I flashed on JLH and Blues Before Sunrise.

        • Gary Robbins

          Don’t know if that was Morris Day. Yeah sitting in a jail cell at 3 or 4 in the morning was probably an eye opening event for him. Wish him the very best of luck for the rest of his career. I believe the official response from the university was it would be handled “internally”. Ouch!

          • EasTex

            I wish him the best too and I suspect his attention and focus will be much sharper when he gets this situation resolved.

    • EasTex

      I hate the off season, but this could have been much worse.
      I never got caught doing so many things I wasn’t supposed to at that age, so I don’t know what I would have said if I had.
      His statement is in keeping with the type of young man I thought he was.
      /69 more days