OU football insider: Television presence might play factor in moves

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Published: February 20, 2011

2012 RECRUITING UPDATE

OU's recruiting efforts for the class of 2012 begin with Springfield, Mo., wideout Dorial Green-Beckham, who is the favorite to be the No. 1 overall prospect in the class.

With one season still to play, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Green-Beckham already owns Missouri state records for career receiving yards (4,160) and touchdowns (51).

The competition to land Green-Beckman will be fierce — he has offers from the likes of Ohio State, Notre Dame, USC, Missouri and Arkansas — but OU is considered one of his current favorites.

Imagine in 2012 a receiving corps of Stills, Trey Metoyer (Scout.com's No. 1 WR in 2011) and Green-Beckham.

BRADLEY'S BASEBALL STOCK SOARING

Quarterback Archie Bradley is one of the most intriguing prospects in OU's 2011 football signing class. But it might take a miracle to get him to campus.

Bradley, one of the top high school pitchers in the country for Broken Arrow High, figures to be a first-round pick in the upcoming MLB draft.

ESPN.com's Keith Law, who ranks Bradley as the No. 9 overall available prospect, writes “Bradley is a monster on the mound, up to 96 with a plus breaking ball and an ideal combination of size and athleticism for a workhorse starter.” In a separate column, Law and Jason A. Churchill also mention Bradley as a dark-horse candidate to be the top overall selection.