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Oklahoma football: Three-star receiver prospect, former Baylor commit John Humphrey has Sooners on top

by Jason Kersey Published: June 30, 2014

NORMAN — John Humphrey says education doesn’t just come first for him.

“Education is first, second and third,” Humphrey said. “It’s the most important thing to me in trying to find the right school.

“Right now, I feel that Oklahoma is on the top.”

Humphrey — a wide receiver from Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas — committed to Baylor in April, but opened his recruitment back up recently. He also holds scholarship offers from Arkansas, California, Clemson, Louisville, Ole Miss, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oregon State, TCU and Texas Tech.

Rivals ranks Humphrey as the 88th-best wide receiver in the country for the recruiting class of 2015. He is also a standout defensive back, and Baylor was considering playing him on defense.

Humphrey is also an accomplished track star. He runs the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and is on a relay team for Clear Falls.

Humphrey spoke with The Oklahoman this weekend about his recruitment, what he likes about Oklahoma and his expectations to have a two-sport future in college.

The Sooners currently have seven players committed in their 2015 recruiting class.

Q: What do you find appealing about Oklahoma?
A: I really love Coach Bob Stoops. I love the education they provide the student-athletes with. I love how each student-athlete has their own tutor. I just like OU. Just, period.

Do you have a timetable for making a decision?
I’m thinking around a month, or maybe shorter than that. I know I’m gonna do it before the season.

I know Baylor was recruiting you as a defensive back. Do you feel like you’re better suited to play offense at the next level?
I can play DB, but that’s not where my heart was. I have a passion for playing offense. I love making plays, scoring touchdowns.

Do you plan on running track your senior season of high school?
Actually, I’m graduating early. I’m gonna graduate in December and go the school of my choice and begin spring ball.

Would you like to run track in college?
I plan to run track on the next level as well. The OU coaches have talked to me about doing track also. They would love for me to be on their track team. They just want me to be part of the Oklahoma family.

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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