Oklahoma football: OU adds juco players Quincy Russell, Josiah St. John

Trinity Valley (Texas) defensive tackle Quincy Russell signed with OU on Wednesday. The Sooners also got commitments from Josiah St. John and Christian Daimler.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 19, 2012

class="body">Huggins and other high school recruits cannot sign until Feb. 6.

Offensive line has been an even bigger concern for the Sooners.

San Antonio high schooler Matt Beyer and Tulsa Union’s Dalton Rodriguez once gave OU a pair of commitments there, but Beyer’s football career ended because of injury and Rodriguez recently switched his commitment to Tulsa in part so he could stay on the defensive side.

St. John (6-6, 305) picked the Sooners over Kansas. He also had offers from Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Oregon State and Arkansas among others.

Daimler (6-6, 270) had been committed to the Sun Devils since October but announced late in the afternoon on Twitter that he had withdrawn his commitment. A little more than three hours later, he announced that he’d committed to the Sooners.

Daimler also had offers from Colorado, Colorado State and Washington State among others.

Kicker/punter Jed Barnett of Laney Community College also signed Wednesday.

Barnett originally went to California out of high school.

Barnett averaged more than 50 yards per punt in high school.

The Sooners missed out on at least one other target Wednesday, when tight end Emmanuel Bibbs stuck with his original commitment and signed with Iowa State despite a late push from Oklahoma.

by Ryan Aber
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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