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New Orleans defensive tackle Courtney Garnett commits to Oklahoma

by Jason Kersey Published: January 30, 2014

NORMAN — Oklahoma lost one defensive line commit this week when grade issues forced Brandon Glenn to go the junior-college route.

The Sooners made up for it, though, Thursday night, when three-star New Orleans defensive tackle Courtney Garnett gave his verbal commitment to the Sooners, announcing the decision on Twitter after an in-home visit from Coach Bob Stoops and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery.

Garnett visited Norman in mid-January and canceled planned trips to Tennessee and Oregon, but remained uncommitted until Thursday. He also picked up a late offer from Notre Dame and tweeted plans to visit there this weekend. It now appears unlikely he’ll take that trip.

The 6-foot-2, 280-pound prospect was committed to Texas, but decommitted after former coach Mack Brown’s resignation in December.

Garnett will join his St. Augustine High School teammate, two-star offensive tackle Joseph Paul, in Norman.

Verbal commitments are non-binding. Prospects cannot sign National Letters of Intent until next Wednesday.


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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