Oklahoma football recruiting: Stanvon Taylor could wind up at wide receiver
When he committed to Oklahoma in May, Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor was expected to play defensive back, but he's been talking to OU coaches about playing on offense.
When he committed to Oklahoma in May, Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor was expected to play defensive back when he got to Norman.
2013 Oklahoma football commitment list
San Antonio (Ronald Reagan)
Fresno, Calif. (Central East)
Cypress, Texas (Cypress Ranch)
Tulsa East Central
Miami, Fla. (Central)
Colleyville, Texas (Heritage)
But recently, Taylor has been talking to Sooner coaches about being given an opportunity to play on offense.
“They said they've watched my films over the summer and thought I looked good there,” Taylor said after helping his Cardinals beat Del City on Friday night. “Honestly, I'd really like a chance to play on offense.”
Taylor certainly made his case Friday, with nearly 200 receiving yards and one touchdown throw to go with a couple of touchdown receptions.
MASTROGIOVANNI COMES UP BIG IN IRELAND
Sooners commit Jordan Mastrogiovanni had an eventful season opener even before the game started, as his Dallas Jesuit team opened the season in Dublin, Ireland.
Jesuit played Wilmette (Ill.) Loyola Academy at Donnybrook Stadium.
Mastrogiovanni's team came out with a 30-29 win, kicking a game-winning field goal in the final minute.
Then Mastrogiovanni (6-foot-3, 245 pounds) clinched the game with a tackle on fourth and 1 on the ensuing drive.
THOMAS HAS SOLID OPENER
Colleyville (Texas) Heritage quarterback Cody Thomas, who committed to the Sooners in May, threw for 237 yards and a touchdown Friday night as Heritage beat Duncanville 20-2.
Thomas (6-2, 220) had a somewhat shaky start, mishandling the snap on Heritage's second offensive play of the game and fumbling the ball out of the end zone.
But he settled in to lead scoring drives of 86, 81 and 73 yards to help Heritage come out with the win.
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