Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said last week that fans should “get on board” with tweeting at potential recruits.
Saturday morning, though, OU's official football Twitter account sent out a message clarifying the comment.
“Stoops: Comment in Dallas on Twitter wasn't meant literally. Reminder — NCAA prohibits fan contact (with) prospects in person, via phone, online,” the tweet read.
Stoops' comments Tuesday came while discussing the difficulty of enforcing such rules.
“In today's world, once things get rolling, it's not stopping,” he said then.
MILLARD PRAISES RECEIVERS
Oklahoma senior fullback Trey Millard was asked last week about young players who might contribute in 2013.
Millard pointed to the Sooners' wide receiver corps, specially sophomore Sterling Shepard.
“Sterling Shepard continues to come on as a guy who goes from a freshman to a guy … he contributed quite a bit as a freshman, but now he is a guy who can be a serious player and a very good player,” Millard said. “Jalen (Saunders) has continued to improve, and Trey Metoyer and some guys that have been around for a year or two are really coming into their own.”
Shepard, a former Heritage Hall standout, caught 47 passes as a true freshman for 640 yards and three touchdowns in 2012.
IKARD: KNIGHT ‘MOST ATHLETIC' OF OU'S QUARTERBACKS
Oklahoma's quarterback battle was a frequent topic of conversation at last week's Big 12 Media Days, and while junior Blake Bell remains the favorite to win the job, senior center Gabe Ikard reserved some high praise for redshirt freshman Trevor Knight.