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Oklahoma football: Sooners lose freshman defensive tackle Kerrick Huggins to junior college

OU is still awaiting two junior-college transfers — defensive tackle Quincy Russell and offensive tackle Josiah St. John.
by Jason Kersey Published: July 15, 2013

NORMAN — In February, Oklahoma signed two offensive tackles and four defensive tackles to inject additional depth into those dangerously thin units.

OU coaches also moved junior Chuka Ndulue inside from defensive end to tackle before spring practices started.

At this point in the summer, though, the Sooners are still awaiting two junior-college transfers — defensive tackle Quincy Russell and offensive tackle Josiah St. John — and lost freshman-to-be defensive tackle Kerrick Huggins, whose grades forced him to begin his college football career elsewhere.

Ndulue's DUI arrest late last month didn't help, either; such indiscretions have typically resulted in one-game suspensions under coach Bob Stoops.

Russell and St. John each signed with OU out of Trinity Valley Community College. Russell originally signed with Texas out of high school, but went the junior-college route because of grades.

Ironically, Huggins announced via Twitter earlier this summer that he'll play at Trinity Valley this fall.

The Sooners' defensive tackle group last season was senior-dominated, with just redshirt freshman Jordan Phillips joining the regular rotation.

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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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