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All-State: Jenks' Jordan Smallwood cut from same mold as OU's Justin Brown

OKLAHOMAN ALL-STATE RECEIVER — Jenks receiver Jordan Smallwood, who has committed to Oklahoma, saw his potential future play out as he watched Justin Brown catch 66 passes for 822 yards and four touchdowns this season.
by Scott Wright Published: December 23, 2012

Brown has shown the same kind of strength for the Sooners this season, and Smallwood is motivated to step right into his void when he arrives next year.

“My goal is to go in there and start as a freshman,” Smallwood said. “I think I compare to Justin Brown. He's long and lanky like I am.

“I always paid attention to Jerry Rice growing up. I know he's smaller and quicker, but I always tried to watch him and mimic some of the things he did that made him so successful.”

Smallwood becomes even harder to cover because of his precise route-running skills, another quality that could help him get on the field early at OU.

“He's a physical specimen,” Trimble said. “He's so explosive and can get away from people. That's trouble at any level when you've got a guy who can do that, with such long arms and a big body.

“He'll still have to grow into the sport, but he's got amazing physical talent, and a great work ethic. The coaches at OU will love him.”

by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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