• Super 30: Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton ready to become the latest Trojan-turned-Sooner

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Jenks four-star defensive tackle Marquise Overton is ranked No. 4 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top college football prospects. With Overton’s Jan. 3 commitment, Oklahoma is set to sign a Jenks player for the fourth straight season and the fifth time in seven years.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from defensive end Kenneth Mann

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s recruiting momentum continued Wednesday when defensive end Kenneth Mann committed to the Sooners. OU has now received two defensive line commitments in three days and picked up five overall commitments in the past two months. Mann (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and had offers that included Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa, Wake Forest and Cal among others. The commitment was first reported by TheFootballBrainiacs.com. The Burleson, Texas, product received an offer from the Sooners last week and committed during a visit to Norman. Mann is the Sooners’ ninth commitment overall, the third on the defensive line and the sixth from Texas.

  • Oklahoma gets commitment from 2015 defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    #kennercitystandup them children in my section gone love that pic.twitter.com/Wpy86fIZYr — Tyrell Jacobs (@tyrelljacobs98) July 21, 2014 Defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs of Metairie (La.) Rummel High committed to Oklahoma on Monday. Jacobs posted his commitment on Twitter. Jacobs (6-foot-4, 260 pounds) had offers that includes Arizona State, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi State and Tennessee. He’s […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from guard Dominique Hearne

    ryan aber | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s strong June recruiting push continued Thursday when the Sooners picked up a commitment from guard Dominique Hearne. Hearne (6-foot-3, 288 pounds) announced his commitment on Twitter. The three-star prospect is the third commitment in the last nine days for the Sooners. All three are from Texas. Hearne is from Lancaster, Texas. The school is already well-represented on OU’s roster, with alums Quentin Hayes and Dakota Austin playing for the Sooners. While Hearne didn’t go through drills during the Sooners’ camp over the weekend, he came to Norman to get a feel for the coaches and players. He is the seventh commitment for the 2015 class for the Sooners.

  • High schools: Westmoore's Destinie Lookout took game to a new level

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    This season, she had a batting average mostly seen in video games at .732, while hitting 31 home runs and driving in 86 to earn The Oklahoman’s All-City Player of the Year honors.

  • OU football: Sooners get commitment from 4-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    NORMAN — Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson has once again proven fruitful for Oklahoma football. Four-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor committed to the Sooners on Tuesday, becoming OU’s fifth commit for the 2015 class. The former TCU commit announced his decision on Twitter, posting “Let’s gooooo! I’m done! #BlessedBoomer.” He chose the Sooners over a final group that included six other schools—Florida, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Ohio State. Mbanasor (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) is the second Hendrickson player to commit to the Sooners in as many years. Running back Samaje Perine committed to the Sooners in March 2013 and signed with the Sooners in February. Mbanasor is the No. 232

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from kicker Austin Seibert

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Austin Seibert is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 kicker — and the No. 2 punter — in the 2015 recruiting class by Kohl’s kicking camps.

  • Sooners officially announce signing of JUCO G Dinjiyl Walker

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Oklahoma men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger announced the signing of junior college combo guard Dinjiyl Walker on Friday, a day after Walker announced his decision to sign with the school.

  • Sooners lose second commit in a week; DT Du'Vonta Lampkin decommits

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    For the second time in a week, Oklahoma lost a football commit.

  • Three OU commits, two OSU commits on ESPN 300

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ESPN released its updated ESPN 300 ranking of the top recruits of the 2015 class Wednesday.

  • Sooners get 2014 basketball walk-on

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    Shooting guard Bola Alade will walk-on to the Oklahoma basketball team next season, Alade said on Twitter.

  • Sooners pick up commitment from Texas CB

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up its fifth commitment for the 2015 class Friday when Dallas South Oak Cliff cornerback Jamile Johnson committed to the Sooners.

  • OU football: Prep coach says OU will have a 'beast' in defensive back Vontre McQuinnie

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    McQuinnie made a quick impact after transferring to DeSoto High School halfway through his senior season.

  • Recruiting: Douglass DE Deondre Clark to announce college choice at Monday ceremony

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    Signing Day will stretch into next week for Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark. Clark will have his signing day ceremony on 2 p.m. on Monday at Douglass High School, as confirmed by Scott Wright of The Oklahoman. Clark was originally slated to have his ceremony Thursday, but another day of school closings in the Oklahoma City area due to inclement weather pushes the suspense into next week. On Wednesday, numerous sources reported that LSU had received Clark's signed Letter of Intent, which Douglass coach Willis Alexander refuted, and Clark's mother, Dorshell, did not confirm.

  • National Signing Day: Georgia offensive lineman Orlando Brown the biggest — literally and figuratively — surprise for Oklahoma

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    When Orlando Brown Jr. arrived in Duluth, Ga., three years ago and visited the Peachtree Ridge High football offices, he barely fit through the doors. “There's something about Georgia with smaller doorways,” Brown said with a laugh Wednesday. Peachtree coach Mark Fleetwood took one look at the 6-foot-8 giant and didn't mince words. “Son, how much do you weigh?” Fleetwood asked. Brown said 380 pounds. His new coach shot back, “Don't B.S. me.

  • Celebrating on Signing Day without a signing

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Deer Creek's Caden Sander is one of several players to turn down Division II scholarship offers. He planned to attend Oklahoma to study petroleum engineering, and then Sooners assistant coach Josh Heupel called with an invitation he couldn't refuse.

  • National Signing Day: Steven Parker enjoying life as an OU signee as opposed to an OU recruit

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    JENKS — Steven Parker walked into the Frank Herald Gymnasium at Jenks around 1 p.m. Wednesday with a little jump in his step. Parker held his younger sister London's hand as he navigated through the crowd to get into the gym for the announcement. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety, the No. 53 player nationally according to Rivals.com, wore a crimson shirt with a gold upside-down Longhorns logo, an OU hat and a smile as wide as it could get. When it was the Trojans football players' turns to go, Parker sat comfortably at the table in front of a large group of classmates, continuing to play with London while Jenks coach Allan Trimble talked about each of his players who signed.

  • National Signing Day: Signs point to Deondre Clark landing at LSU

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Clark will make his official announcement between LSU and Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Thursday at Douglass High School, though multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that LSU had received Clark's signed letter of intent.

  • Signing Day 2014: Orlando Brown Jr.

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Hometown/school : Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge Position : Offensive line Height, weight : 6-8, 340 Stars (Rivals;Scout;ESPN) : 3;3;3 Twitter : @ZEUS__78 Highlights : http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/667203/highlights/105762380

  • Signing Day 2014: Michiah Quick

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Hometown/school: Fresno, Calif./Central East Position: Wide receiver Height, Weight: 6-0, 170 Stars (Rivals;Scout;ESPN): 4;4;4 Twitter: @ItsQuicker Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/625517/highlights/25628381