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Seems motivated and very interested in OU. Hope he is as fast as stated.
sign'em up, we'll take him
The article makes a careful distinction between teams keeping the tight end and those loading up on wide receivers. It's reminiscent of our troubles with the wishbone: you had to sign too many halfbacks who might not pan out. It's true of wide receivers too - and especially troublesome in a period of limited scholarships.
The difference between these two skilled positions and the tight end is that an athletic TE can switch to several other positions if needed - as long ago as Steve Zabel and as recently as Brody Eldridge. Out of the shipload of recent receiver busts, only Joe Powell has hung on at another position (remind me if I'm wrong). McCay ran off at the prospect of becoming a star linebacker. Our incoming class looks now like it's all going to get a shot at receiver first, but at least Woods and Shepard could start in the defensive backfield too.
Maybe it's more a matter of getting skill stars with team character instead of the prima donna parade floats who are all too common. It isn't yet such an epidemic at tight end.
I don't know if you have seen this kids film. He is a tremendous player, and a perfect fit. With him, McNamara, Knight, Green and Grant OU would have the best group of TE's in the country, IMHO. Kids that can both catch and block. That blocking is extremely important for OU as OU goes back (hopefully) with some power running. OU will certainly have the Rbs to do it, and I think the offensive line to do it.
In my opinion this guy is the most important recruit on the board left for OU on offense. Of course, there are quite a few needed n D.
This post was edited by pantheraonca on 5/15/2012 at 9:24 AM
Who is the competition for this young man? What are our chances?
Seems like a good kid and talent.
Competition is every Pac 12 team, and about 30 others. I believe he is over 40 offers now. But, coach Kit is a very good recruiter, and OU has become a much bigger factor in Cali over the last few years. I just hope they get him out to a home game in the fall (Sept-Oct), and don't wait until the freezing days of November. I don't see him hanging out there too long. I have head he wants to commit early fall at the latest.
This guy would be a huge weapon in any offense. Hopefully, he continues to dig Kittle and gets a chance to visit Norman this summer.
This post was edited by Hback73317 on 5/15/2012 at 9:09 PM
Beau Sandland Freshman year highlight tape at Los Angeles Pierce college from the 2011 season
That pic looks great. If he can catch everything, and get bigger, he has the NFL look.
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