Oklahoma football: Recruiting has been up and down so far

by Jason Kersey Published: December 15, 2012

— The wild, up-and-down nature of Oklahoma's football recruiting isn't likely to ease up anytime soon.

Uncommitted Laquon Treadwell, the top-ranked receiver nationally from Crete, Ill., and Nico Falah, a four-star offensive tackle and current USC commitment, each visited Oklahoma this weekend.

The important visits come after a crazy couple of weeks during which OU convinced a pair of defensive linemen to change commitments, but also lost out on important prospects.

Dallas Kimball defensive tackle Justin Manning — whose brother, DeMarcus Granger, was a Sooner tackle from 2006-09 — picked Texas A&M over Oklahoma on Dec. 6.

Manning told Rivals.com that he always wanted to be a Sooner, but that OU was one of the last schools to offer him a scholarship, and that was what began his shift away from Oklahoma.

But on Dec. 12, Houston three-star defensive end and longtime Oklahoma State commitment Ogbonnia Okoronkwo became the first OSU-to-OU flip since cornerback Demontre Hurst in 2009.

Two days later, four-star Dallas Skyline defensive tackle Kerrick Huggins flipped from Texas A&M to Oklahoma.

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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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