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Oklahoma football notebook: Orlando Brown Jr. qualified and heading to Norman

Orlando 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.
by Jason Kersey Published: July 26, 2014
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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 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.

WILSON AT CORNERBACK A POSSIBILITY

Oklahoma senior defensive back Julian Wilson didn’t participate in spring football while recovering from shoulder sugery, but said he plans to be in the mix to start opposite Zack Sanchez at cornerback.

Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops confirmed that coaches are considering the move. Sophomores Dakota Austin and Stanvon Taylor are the other top candidates for the cornerback spot replacing Aaron Colvin.

“He’s a big, long guy,” Stoops sad. “We still want to shore up our corner position, and he has the length and the speed. … It’ll be looked at pretty extensively, probably the first week, to see how he progresses and see if it’s going to be a long-term option or not.”

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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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