Austin (5-11, 167) received his scholarship offer from Oklahoma late in the process and committed on the spot. The Lancaster, Texas, native played at the same high school as Hurst and current OU safety Quentin Hayes.
“Now that's putting a lot on a couple young freshmen corners,” Stoops said. “They say they want the challenge. They're going to get it. Hopefully they'll rise to the occasion. Hopefully we recruited the right guys and we'll have the right guys to look at whether they can move in front of some of these guys here. We'll see.”
The lacking experience at cornerback will put lots more pressure on Colvin, who considered skipping his senior season to enter the NFL Draft.
“It's been somewhat of a challenge,” Colvin said of assuming a leadership role. “You have to be more patient. ... I'm trying to lead more by example, but at the same time if a guy needs stepping on, I'll do that as well. I've had to step up more and talk more and be more vocal, but it's been good.”