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Best in Class: OU signee Brennan Clay is from running back capital San Diego

BY JAKE TROTTER Modified: February 4, 2010 at 12:02 am •  Published: February 4, 2010
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/> "He’s as good a receiver as any running back out there, a true dual threat. He can go downfield and catch the ball, play against the corner, read defenses, sit in zones. But you can also give him the ball, and he’ll put his head down and get you the tough yard.”

That kind of versatility should flourish in offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson’s up-tempo attack, which likes to utilize players in different positions from one play to the next to create matchup issues for opposing defenses.

"He’s a unique back in that he’s different than what OU has played with the last four to five years, not as physically imposing,” said ESPN recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill, referring to past OU backs like Adrian Peterson, Allen Patrick and Chris Brown. "But what he does provide is speed, lateral agility. He can be a factor in space, and that change of pace can create matchup problems, especially if you can get him on the same field with a different style of running back.”