Many were surprised a few weeks ago when defensive coordinator Mike Stoops announced that true freshman cornerback Jordan Thomas was playing so well that he was currently in the two-deep.
One guy who wasn’t surprised? Returning starter Zack Sanchez.
“I knew recruiting him he was a smart kid, so I felt like it would transfer over to the football field which it did immediately,” Sanchez said. “You could tell he understood our play calls, how to read out different things like that so I wasn't surprised at all.”
Thomas, from Klein, Texas, was originally committed to Northwestern, but flipped to the Sooners in late January. He is an engineering major.
Sophomore cornerback Dakota Austin, on his mentality throughout preseason practice: “Don’t get too high, don’t get too low. Just keep competing. All you can do is keep competing. Whether good or bad has happened, keep competing no matter what.”