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Oklahoma football: Freshman offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr., qualified, heading to Norman

by Jason Kersey Published: July 26, 2014

NORMAN — Oklahoma got a bit of good news Saturday, with word that incoming freshman offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr. has qualified academically and is on his way to Norman to join the team.

Brown, from Duluth, Ga., is a 6-foot-7, 340-pound prospect who had been committed to Tennessee before a signing-day switch to the Sooners.

The son of late former NFL offensive lineman Orlando Brown, the younger Brown spent the summer working toward academic qualification at OU. He tweeted the news that he was heading to Norman on Saturday morning.

Only one of OU’s 2014 signees remains unaccounted for, defensive back Vontre McQuinnie. The Lancaster, Texas, prospect still hasn’t arrived on campus and there has been no word about his situation in months.

The only 2014 signee who definitely won’t make it to campus is Phoenix offensive guard Natrell Curtis, who already went the junior-college route.

I wrote about Brown, his father’s legacy and his surprise flip from Tennessee to Oklahoma back on signing day. You can read that story here.

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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