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OU football: Sooners have big recruiting weekend scheduled

Heritage Hall receiver, OU commit Sterling Shepard will be in Norman to meet incoming recruits
BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Published: December 14, 2011
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Sterling Shepard has already taken his official visit to Oklahoma.

The wide receiver commitment from Heritage Hall wouldn't miss a visit to Norman this weekend, though.

“They always call me up there whenever guys are coming in, just to talk to them and introduce myself,” Shepard said.

This weekend might be one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the Bob Stoops era.

Four of the top 12 players in the Rivals 250 — three uncommitted and one committed elsewhere (for now) — are expected to be in Norman for the weekend.

Seven commitments are also scheduled to be in town, as are several other key recruits.

“I can't remember anybody bringing in that number of top guys on one weekend,” local Rivals.com recruiting editor Josh McCuistion said. “Texas or Alabama, neither of them have brought in four five-star guys this entire year, much less on a weekend. If nothing else, with all the transfer rumors swirling, it might be a bit of good news for OU.”

The top players who are expected to visit this weekend include wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham of Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest, defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. of Denton (Texas) Ryan, wide receiver Stefon Diggs of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Md., and wide receiver Nelson Agholor of Berkely Prep in Tampa, Fla.

Edwards is committed to Florida State but has been exploring his options since October.

McCuistion said he didn't expect any of those players, though, to make quick decisions following their weekend visits.

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