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A class of their own: Breaking down the 2009 OU recruiting class

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, Published: April 17, 2010
A class of their own
Those from the 2009 recruiting class who played significant roles last season as true freshmen:

→LB Ronnell Lewis: The Hammer figures to carry on OU’s stout linebacker tradition

→DT Jamarkus McFarland: With Adrian Taylor on the mend, McFarland will be counted on to fill a starting role

→CB Demontre Hurst: Responded when asked to last season; now being asked to respond as the starting field corner

→WR Jaz Reynolds: Deep threat is adding strength so he can also catch passes in traffic

→OG Tyler Evans: On the verge of locking down a starting spot at guard

→DB Marcus Trice: Combo defensive back, with the ability to play safety or corner

Those from the 2009 recruiting class who could play significant roles next season as sophomores or redshirt freshmen:

→LB Tom Wort: Was the most ready-to-play freshman until a preseason ACL tear derailed his season; has come back ahead of schedule and is vying for a starting role

→LB Jaydan Bird: Like Lewis and Wort, Bird’s game predicated on flying around, making tackles

→QB Drew Allen: Expected to be the No.