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High school notebook: Clinton's Marquiz Simpkins to attend OU opener

by Ed Godfrey and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: August 26, 2014
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                 Clinton's Marquiz Simpkins will take an official visit to Oklahoma this weekend for the Sooners’ first game against Lousiana Tech. Simpkins rushed for 1,399 yards while battling injuries last season. 
                   Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman archives
Clinton's Marquiz Simpkins will take an official visit to Oklahoma this weekend for the Sooners’ first game against Lousiana Tech. Simpkins rushed for 1,399 yards while battling injuries last season. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman archives

Clinton running back Marquiz Simpkins’ recruiting appears to be picking up.

He tweeted Tuesday that he will accept an invitation to attend Oklahoma’s season opener on Saturday against Louisiana Tech. Simpkins also indicated in the tweet that the trip will serve as one of his official visits.

Last season, he rushed for 1,399 yards and 14 touchdowns while battling various injuries. As a sophomore, he broke out with more than 2,000 yards and 29 TDs while leading Clinton to the Class 4A title.

Simpkins currently has scholarship offers from South Dakota and Tulsa.

WESTMOORE TO USE RUNNING BACK BY COMMITTEE

After featuring mostly a one-running back offense last season, Westmoore will transition to using a multitude of players at the position in 2014.

Coach Adam Gaylor expects to have Terrel Skinner and Mike Hotchkins take over most of the carries, and says standout receivers Stephan Robinson and DeShawn Lookout will also appear in the backfield.

“We’re going to do it by committee,” Gaylor said. “We’ve got a bunch of good backs. We don’t just have one guy, and I think that’s what works today. I don’t think you can have just one guy anymore.”

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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