View Full Version : Division I Oklahoma (OU, OSU & TU) football recruiting.



Laramie
02-06-2014, 06:45 PM
University of Oklahoma Sooners: College Football Recruiting Schools - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/school/_/id/201/oklahoma)

Oklahoma State University Cowboys: College Football Recruiting Schools - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/school/_/id/197/oklahoma-state)

University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane: College Football Recruiting Schools - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/school/_/id/202/tulsa)

Laramie
02-06-2014, 07:24 PM
A surprise plum was plucked from among some big name universities throughout the United States when OU landed:

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GRAND PRIZE!
Orlando Brown Jr. Offensive Tackle: 6'8" 348 Peachtree Ridge High School, Duluth, GA.



Offers from: Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Boise State, Clemson, Connecticut, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, Southern Mississippi, Texas, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Washington, West Virginia & Wisconsin.

Easy180
02-06-2014, 07:31 PM
He looks like he is 10 yrs old...I mean aside from being 6'8'' 350lbs lol

Laramie
02-06-2014, 07:36 PM
He looks like he is 10 yrs old...I mean aside from being 6'8'' 350lbs lol

LMAO, So true!

He also looks like he could go bear hunting with a switch...

Laramie
02-06-2014, 08:02 PM
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Alex Dalton, Center, 6'4" 280 Troy High School, Troy, Ohio

Who will replace Gabe Ikard 6'3" 298?

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dankrutka
02-09-2014, 02:34 PM
Ty Darlington is ready to replace Ikard.

Laramie
02-10-2014, 02:30 PM
Is Joe Mixon the next Adrian Peterson?



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Is this guy ready for the Texas Longhorns? Mixon is listed as having a 3.5 GPA.





"After five-star running back Joe Mixon committed to Oklahoma last month, it didnít take long for comparisons to Adrian Peterson to begin appearing on Twitter, message boards and even in the pages of The Oklahoma."

http://oklahoman.com/ou-football-joe-mixon-might-be-the-sooners-next-adrian-peterson/article/3932277


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dankrutka
02-11-2014, 08:51 AM
I think Mixon is more comparable to DeMarco Murray - good pass catching RB.

ou48A
02-11-2014, 01:55 PM
OU is shifting it's strategy and mode of attack. The Sugar bowl was just a taste of things to come.

OU has several good RB prospect that will have a strong down hill component to their game and as a result I think Mixon will see more time split out than Murray ever did. Quick has received some very high complements too. If he is catching balls too it ends any real thoughts of double teaming any OU reviver.

OU is recruiting more agile road-graters on the OL who block with low pad levels. Along with down hill RB's this will further increase the physicality of the OU offense to the point where very few teams will be able to match OU's physicality in another 1 or 2 years.

Then add some of the best speed at the skilled position of any team in college football and O’s offense will be a much tougher match up than the Big 12 has seen in recent years. OU will be able to grind most Big 12 teams in to the dirt like the good old days but still throw the ball very well.

dankrutka
02-11-2014, 02:44 PM
OU is recruiting more agile road-graters on the OL who block with low pad levels. Along with down hill RB's this will further increase the physicality of the OU offense to the point where very few teams will be able to match OU's physicality in another 1 or 2 years.

Isn't it the opposite? OU was recruiting smaller guys, often tight ends (see Ikard), and bulking them up to be agile lineman for a hurry-up offense. Now, OU is recruiting bigger guys to try to control the line of scrimmage. I agree that OU is trying to be more physical, but this new crop of guys seem to be less agile, which should work fine for what they're trying to do.

ou48A
02-11-2014, 02:53 PM
Isn't it the opposite? OU was recruiting smaller guys, often tight ends (see Ikard), and bulking them up to be agile lineman for a hurry-up offense. Now, OU is recruiting bigger guys to try to control the line of scrimmage. I agree that OU is trying to be more physical, but this new crop of guys seem to be less agile, which should work fine for what they're trying to do.
No..... Most of the road graders OU had been recruiting were not usually near as agile as the big OL that OU is now bring in. The smaller guys were agile..... but most of the big guys were not.

The new OL coach is a huge coaching and recruiting upgrade. But it will take some time to make the transition

dankrutka
02-11-2014, 04:48 PM
No..... Most of the road graders OU had been recruiting were not usually near as agile as the big OL that OU is now bring in. The smaller guys were agile..... but most of the big guys were not.

The new OL coach is a huge coaching and recruiting upgrade. But it will take some time to make the transition

Well, I guess I need you to break down your reasoning with specifics because I'm not following. The facts don't seem to back up your case from my perspective. OU has been recruiting agile and athletic lineman since they moved to the hurry up offense. In fact, this class seems to be the least agile class OU has recruited in years. OU brought in four O-line guys over 300 lbs including two over 340. How are these guys more agile than previous classes with smaller, faster, and lighter guys?

ou48A
02-11-2014, 05:26 PM
Well, I guess I need you to break down your reasoning with specifics because I'm not following. The facts don't seem to back up your case from my perspective. OU has been recruiting agile and athletic lineman since they moved to the hurry up offense. In fact, this class seems to be the least agile class OU has recruited in years. OU brought in four O-line guys over 300 lbs including two over 340. How are these guys more agile than previous classes with smaller, faster, and lighter guys?

What I'm talking about is that I belive that the biger linemen are more agile than most of bigest linemen that OU had been recruiting in years past under Stoops. You are IMO correct in that the smaller O linemen that OU recruited for the spread offense were more agile but they had a lot of short yardage problems sometimes agains even weak teams.
So yes they are not as agile as the smaller O linemen but they are more agaile than most of the very large OU linemen that OU had recruited in the past.

About the only 2 linemen that are left on the team of the type that I'm thinking of..... that are big but not very agile are Tyler Evans at 6'-5'', 315lb and Derek Farniok at 6' -9'' 319lb.

Some of the bigger linemen in this years class will need to lose bad weight and put on more good weight.

Orlando Brown at 6'-8'' 340lb and Kenyon Frison at 6'-6 285lb were very highly recruited but even they will likey need some time in the weight room before they play. They are along with the othe new recruits are projected to be very agile players for OU given their size because they have shown an ablity to play with low pad levels given their size.

Laramie
02-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Eric Striker (LB) was an example of a smaller guy who was able to get around the bigger Alabama defender in the Sugar Bowl which was a key factor in OU's Sugar Bowl win over the Crimson Tide. Striker had similar success against Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam clash in Stillwater.

Balance in recruiting fast strong smaller players and big agile players will improve the Sooners for 2014-15. Keeping these 18-22 year olds motivated and ready will be a challenge.

Having Mike Stoops back has been the x-factor for OU football defense moving forward.


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Laramie
04-04-2014, 10:58 PM
Any news on OU recruiting scene?


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Oh, what a KNIGHT...


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Laramie
05-12-2014, 09:50 AM
OSU loses Gilbert, adds key recruit:

[Jaylon Lane, Nacogdoches via San Angelo.]


"Sunday's news saw hotly pursued high school cornerback Jaylon Lane commit to OSU...

...Lane is currently a three-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, yet a better indicator of his abilities might be his offers list, which includes Florida State, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas A&M and UCLA, but is hardly limited to those teams.


http://oklahoman.com/osu-loses-gilbert-adds-key-recruit/article/4748711



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Laramie
01-30-2016, 06:02 PM
2017 Freshman:


McKinney Boyd four-star offensive guard Tyrese Robinson wasted little time following his junior day visit to Norman, Okla., to jump on board with the Sooners.


College Sports: McKinney Boyd offensive guard Tyrese Robinson commits to Sooners following junior day visit | SportsDay (http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/oklahomasooners/2016/01/30/mckinney-boyd-offensive-guard-tyrese-robinson-commits-sooners-following-junior-day-visit)