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Texas A&M, South Carolina Top Re-ranked 2010 Recruiting Classes; OU Comes In At #9

Texas A&M, South Carolina Top Re-ranked 2010 Recruiting Classes; OU Comes In At #9 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Sports Illustrated.com has re-evaluated the top 2010 recruiting classes and determined that Texas A&M, South Carolina and Alabama's 2010 recruiting classes should be on the top three based on actual on-field production.  In their opinion, OU comes in at #9 and they state: 


"This group seems to have underachieved only because the bar has been set so absurdly high in the Bob Stoops era. These players only contributed a little as freshmen to a Big 12 title."


Must say the Texas A&M's massive offensive tackle Joeckel is a true star and the likely #1 pick in the upcoming draft.  His parents use to work for me and I met him when he was a young boy and he was a large person then.  It is obvious that with his determination, skill and his parents positive guidance, he will go far.  I only wish OU would have been able to bring him on board.  Just saying...  


Lastly, I tend to largely agree with their re-evaluation as it pertains to OU and the 2010 recrutiting class.  I firmly believe that the 2010 class will be in position to significantly contribute this year and a handful of the players will be star on a talented OU squad.  Blake Bell and Aaron Colvin leap off the page at first glance.  What do you think about the 2010 class and their performance and potential?


Photo: AP Photo/LM Otero

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Sooners' 2013 Class Has Emphasis On Defense

Sooners' 2013 Class Has Emphasis On Defense | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Jordan Evans and Dominique Alexander expect to contribute immediately as Oklahoma freshmen next fall.


Evans (6-feet-3, 205 pounds), who switched from cornerback to linebacker before his junior season at Norman North, committed to OU in late November. Alexander, a 6-2, 195-pound “athlete” from Tulsa Washington, will likely begin his college career at linebacker.

“(Coaches) don't expect to redshirt us,” Evans said. “They want us to come in as freshman and compete on special teams, and even come in and contribute a lot on the defensive side.


“Coach (Tim) Kish has told me — and he also told Dominique — that he's looking forward to getting us out there and getting us going quickly.”

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Sooners 2012 JUCO Recruit Now Unlikely To Qualify

Sooners 2012 JUCO Recruit Now Unlikely To Qualify | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
The guys at SoonerScoop broke the news yesterday, but out of respect for them (and now with their blessing) we wanted to let the news cycle, well . . . cycle, before posting the information.

Carey Murdock, of the aforementioned SoonerScoop, received some new information regarding junior college offensive tackle Will Latu. Based on what he was told, the situation with Latu has taken a turn for the worse and now the likelihood of him failing to qualify academically is much higher than was previously believed. According to what Murdock has been told, he hasn't been officially ruled out but at this point it almost seems inevitable. Reportedly, Latu's JUCO coach has been making calls to other schools to see if they can get him in somewhere else. Goes without saying this is bad news for both Oklahoma, but especially Latu who is now (potentially) scrambling to find a new school very late in the process.

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Speedy Jalen Saunders Transfers And Accepts Football Scholarship to OU

Speedy Jalen Saunders Transfers And Accepts Football Scholarship to OU | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Jalen Saunders has found a new football home. The receiver out of Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove who played two seasons at Fresno State has committed to the Norman campus.


Saunders, a sophomore known for his speed, also had visits with Texas A&M and Washington, and he considered Sacramento State,where he could have played right away this fall.


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Oklahoma's Second-ranked Player Stanvon Taylor Commits To OU

Oklahoma's Second-ranked Player Stanvon Taylor Commits To OU | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

The state of Oklahoma's second-ranked player, Tulsa East Central cornerback Stanvon Taylor, committed to Oklahoma Friday night after receiving an offer last week.


It simply reached a point where four-star athlete Stanvon Taylor (Tulsa, Okla./East Central) didn't know what he was waiting for anymore. So he stopped waiting and made his move.


Taylor verbally committed to Oklahoma on Friday night, becoming the Sooners' fifth commitment for the class of 2013.


"I've been trying to hold it in for the longest," Taylor said. "It was so tough trying to get through this week."


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Texas' Small Recruiting Class Size Could Benefit Oklahoma

Texas' Small Recruiting Class Size Could Benefit Oklahoma | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Texas football recruiting is rolling, but could the Horns' lack of room and conservative approach benefit the Sooners?


Texas football recruiting has been on fire of late, with three Sunday commitments and the Monday decision of Kent Perkins. The biggest worryfor Texas fans on the recruiting trail? Deciphering which prospects really hold an offer from the 'Horns. Another issue -- for Texas recruiting writers -- is figuring out where certain prospects will play. Texas has several kids who could end end up at defensive back or receiver or on the defensive or offensive line. All blue-chippers, of course.


Tough life, Texas.


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Re-Ranking The Departing Sooner Football Class Of 2012

Re-Ranking The Departing Sooner Football Class Of 2012 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Sooner4OU Commentary: It is always interesting to see another person/sites ranking and evaluations of recruits.  In this particluar article SoonerScoop.com takesa look at the departing class of 2012 and re-ranks them based on their contribution and output.  I tend to agree with most of the re-rankings, except the one regarding DeMontre Hurst.  I believe his was a big time contributor and his somehwta lackluster senior season was the result of being asked to play in a scheme that did not highlight his strong skills and exposed the soft underbelly of our defense.  What do you think of the re-rankings?  


Article Excerpt: Things may not have always been pretty for the group departing in the class of 2012 in spite of a racuous start including, for some, a trip to the National Championship game following the 2008 season, and then saw the Sooners win their first BCS bowl in nearly a decade that joined a Big 12 title in 2010. However, for every inch of success disappointment was visited upon them two-fold with the injury plagued 2009 season along with the 2011 and 2012 seasons that saw Oklahoma put together solid campaigns but fell short of the preseason goals of not only fans but the team itself. That being said, the Sooners Cotton bowl defeat saw the completion of careers for no fewer than 14 players who were multi-year starters during their 40 wins over the last four years.

NOTE: Any player that finished out his collegiate career will be given at least two stars, for that in and of itself is a significant accomplishment that not every player achieves. Also included are any early entrants into the NFL draft.

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Sooners Pick Up Commitment From Another 2013 JUCO

Sooners Pick Up Commitment From Another 2013 JUCO | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

OU Men's Basketball - Sooners Pick Up Commitment From Another 2013 JUCO, 6'10" 280 lbs Keshaun Hamilton.


Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball coach, Lon Kruger, continues to fill out his 2013 class and made another addition late Monday night. Following a visit this past weekend, 6'10" 280 pound JUCO big man Keshaun Hamilton has verbally committed to Oklahoma according to multiple reports.


There isn't exactly a ton of information on the interwebs regarding Hamilton, but what little there is seems to be very positive. He's a bit raw as a prospect, still learning how to use his massive frame to his advantage inside, but everyone who has seen him play as come away impressed.

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Impact Rivalry Recruits Who Got Away From OU

Impact Rivalry Recruits Who Got Away From OU | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
For Oklahoma, it’s one thing to lose a recruiting battle to the University of Texas.

It’s quite another to watch that player become an impact performer at the Cotton Bowl in early October. Here’s a look at a few players who picked the Longhorns over the Sooners then stepped up their play against OU, leaving Sooner Nation left to wonder: What if?

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Oklahoma Pulls In Two Commits Over Weekend

Oklahoma Pulls In Two Commits Over Weekend | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

While some of the nation’s top powerhouses are nearing 20 commitments, Oklahoma entered the weekend with just three. But the Sooners landed a couple of good ones and will try to ride that momentum into the summer months.


Lightning quick wide receiver Stanvon Taylor (5-11/160) and defensive end Dalton Rodriguez (6-6/260) joined the Sooners class. Both in-state products, Taylor is a consensus four-star prospect, while Rodriguez is lesser known. In February, the Sooners only signed three in-state players out of their 25 signees.


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Top Texas RB Commits To Sooners

Top Texas RB Commits To Sooners | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Keith Ford commits to OU today.  He is the top ranked running back in Texas by many recruiting services.  This is the Sooner's first commit for 2013 and a great one.  He spurned offers from Oklahoma State, Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas A&M and more... Welcome aboard Keith!  Boomer!


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Sooners Like Northern California Too

Sooners Like Northern California Too | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Much has been made of Oklahoma's renewed vigor for west coast recruiting but for all of their PAC-12 efforts they've spent little time north of the Los Angeles area. Last Friday that all changed as the Sooners headed to Fresno, Calif. to throw their hat in the ring with Rivals250 cornerback back Johnny Johnson of Central East high school.


The 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect had heard nothing from the Sooners before receiving a phone call from Oklahoma's new point man along the West coast, linebackers coach Tim Kish.


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