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Oklahoma football: Sooners cancel workouts for HS juniors to focus on this year's recruiting class

OU postponed this weekend's scheduled junior day while a several top-flight seniors will be in Norman for official visits.
by Jason Kersey Modified: January 9, 2013 at 9:07 am •  Published: January 8, 2013

/articleid/3744295/1/pictures/1924066">Photo - REACTION: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops reacts after a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (TCU) at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Oklahoma won 24-17. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
REACTION: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops reacts after a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (TCU) at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Oklahoma won 24-17. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

*Dec. 12, though, Houston three-star defensive end and longtime Oklahoma State commit Ogbonnia Okoronkwo flipped to Oklahoma.

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

The Sooners also lost Tulsa Union's Dalton Rodriguez, who was committed to OU as an offensive tackle, but switched to Tulsa because he wanted to play defense.

Among the expected junior-day visitors was Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen, who attended three OU games this season and currently holds offers from Arkansas and Missouri.

Hansen, whose father, Dusty, played on OU's baseball team in the 1990s, learned that junior day was canceled when OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel sent him a Facebook message.

“Yeah, I guess so,” Hansen said when asked if the postponement was frustrating. “But they've got their things to do.”

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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