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National Signing Day: Tulsa Union duo of Carson Meier, Jeffery Mead officially sign with OU

by Ryan Aber Published: February 5, 2014

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“If you feel like Oklahoma is a great fit for you, then what are you waiting for?”

Meier felt like it was time to commit, prayed about it on his drive home, then told his parents that he was committing to the Sooners.

It wasn't long ago that both thought their future might be in basketball.

Now, they're both hoping to contribute right away to Oklahoma's football program.

“They haven't really had that big, tall, long tight end the past few years,” Meier said. “They've had more fullback guys they've been playing at tight end, more short, stockier guys. Me and coach (Bob) Stoops talked about that a little bit and he said he's excited to get back to the long tight end, the traditional tight end.”

Mead, who is 6-foot-5, 179 pounds, knows he needs to add more weight quickly if he's going to play right away.

“I feel like if I put on 10 to 15 pounds, I'll be fine to play,” Mead said.

The duo plan to room together in Norman.

“Jeffery is such a good kid,” Cal said. “They're good friends. That's going to help a lot. That first year of college and having somebody that you know and trust is important.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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