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Jason Kersey: OU's Ahmad Thomas, Cortez Johnson ones to watch

The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey took questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Here's a look at today's Q&A.
Oklahoman Modified: March 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm •  Published: March 29, 2013
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The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey took questions from readers in today's OU Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports. Here's a recap of today's Q&A:

Who are some people who are standing out in spring practices at OU?

Lots has been said about the new defensive backs, like true freshman safety Ahmad Thomas and sophomore corner Cortez Johnson. Johnson transferred from Arizona last year and sat the 2012 season out, but apparently is really impressing. Mike Stoops said he's working as a starter at CB right now.

What is the D.J. Ward situation with the NCAA? Is it impermissible benefits? I don't understand how he can be admitted into OU and taking classes, but not cleared by NCAA academically.

My understanding is that the NCAA is still reviewing his high school transcripts, because he transferred from Lawton to Douglass, then to Southmoore, and then graduated early. It should all be worked out soon.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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