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Oklahoma football: Sooners' defensive backfield lacks depth

The secondary performed pretty well overall Saturday, but the unit was far from perfect and will enter fall camp with lots to improve.
by Jason Kersey Published: April 14, 2013

Moore (6-feet-1, 175 pounds), a four-star corner from Central East High in Fresno, Calif., announced Oklahoma as his college choice late in the afternoon on signing day. Taylor (5-11, 175), from Tulsa East Central, was No. 1 on The Oklahoman's final 2013 Super 30 rankings of the state's top college football prospects.

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.”

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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