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OU football: Bad news repeatedly strikes Sooners on Monday

It was a rough Monday for OU as two junior-college transfers couldn't get eligible in time for the upcoming season, Dylan Dismuke revealed his career is likely over and Greg Bryant decommitted.
by Jason Kersey Published: July 30, 2012

Then news broke that redshirt freshman Dylan Dismuke, a 6-foot-7, 299-pound offensive lineman from Duncan, will never suit up for the Sooners again. Dismuke suffered what would become a career-ending knee injury last December, he confirmed to The Oklahoman.

Dismuke went through spring workouts and even played in the spring game, but it was determined this summer that Dismuke’s knee will never be able to hold up through grueling workouts and games. He’ll be placed on medical hardship, allowing him to keep his scholarship.

And, just when it felt like the Sooners might get to Tuesday spared from anything else going wrong, their top 2013 recruiting prospect changed his mind.

Greg Bryant, a four-star running back from Delray Beach, Fla., who committed to OU in late March, decommitted, his father told on Monday just before 10 p.m. central time.

Bryant (5-foot-11, 197 pounds) holds scholarship offers from nearly 30 NCAA Division I schools. His decommitment leaves the Sooners with 11 players committed for their class of 2013, including four-star running back Keith Ford, from Cypress, Texas.

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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