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OU football recruiting: Courtney Garnett sticks with Sooners commit

by Ryan Aber Modified: February 5, 2014 at 8:30 am •  Published: February 5, 2014

Oklahoma went into signing day with four question marks.

It didn’t take long for the first one to be answered, when New Orleans St. Augustine defensive tackle Courtney Garnett officially submitted his paperwork not long after the signing period opened.

Garnett (6-foot-2, 280 pounds) committed to the Sooners last week but went ahead with a planned trip to Notre Dame.

After he returned, he said he was torn between the two schools. While his relationship with Oklahoma’s coaches was more established, the academic side of Notre Dame was appealing to him.

In the end, Garnett’s relationship with Bobby Jack Wright and Jerry Montgomery won out. 

Garnett’s teammate, offensive lineman Joseph Paul, is expected to sign later today.

His signing leaves three more recruits on the table for the Sooners.

The first likely with be four-star offensive tackle Kenyon Frison, who will decide between Oklahoma, Nebraska and Arizona State.

Then it’s Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark. Clark is committed to LSU but is considering OU, Arizona State and Ole Miss. Clark’s mother has made no secret of the fact that she’d like her son to stay close to home and sign with the Sooners.

The Sooners will have to wait until late Wednesday afternoon on another high-profile player.

Fresno (Calif.) Central East athlete Michiah Quick, a high school teammate of 2013 Oklahoma signees Hatari Byrd and L.J. Moore, will decide. Quick is deciding between the Sooners, USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and Alabama.

Quick is the No. 76 player overall according to Rivals.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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