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Oklahoma football: Young but talented wide receivers will get plenty of opportunities this fall

The only receiver back with any significant game experience is junior Sterling Shepard, leaving room for inexperienced players to make an impact.
by Jason Kersey Published: April 20, 2014

Bennett was the Sooners’ leading receiver in last weekend’s spring game, hauling in four catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. Redshirt freshman Jordan Smallwood grabbed three receptions for 60 yards and a score, while Woods caught three passes for 53 yards.

Neither Shepard nor Neal played in the spring game while recovering from minor injuries.

Other receivers expected to make a run at playing time are redshirt freshmen K.J. Young and Dannon Cavil.

The Sooners also added lots of receiver talent in their 2014 signing class, so expect Dallis Todd, Mark Andrews, Michiah Quick and Jeffery Mead to have their opportunities as well.

“It’s real intense,” Bennett said of the spring competition among wide receivers. “All the guys are out there working hard. When you have somebody behind you that’s just as good as you are, it just makes you practice even harder.

“With all the competition that we have, it’s gonna make us even better for the fall.”

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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