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OU football recruiting: Jordan Smallwood will always remember signing day

When Smallwood got out of the car at Jenks High School, he was singing “Boomer Sooner.”
By Stephanie Kuzydym Published: February 6, 2013
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Sounds like a Bob Stoops kind of kid.

Yet, it's unclear right now if Jordan will contribute right away. Although receivers Justin Brown graduated and Kenny Stills left for the NFL Draft, the Sooners have a deep list of talented wide receivers remaining on the roster, including two seniors, Jalen Saunders and LaColtan Bester, and two sophomores, Durron Neal and Sterling Shepard.

 “(Norvell) said hopefully I can get some time to play and if I have to get redshirted, then I have to,” Jordan said. “But if I come in there strong minded, then I can play.”

But for now, Jordan and his family used twos word to describe National Signing Day: “relief” and “a blessing.”

“It's been a long process,” he said. “A long journey. In the beginning, you never know who you're going to end with, but to sign with a school, it's an opportunity that's really big. It is a big blessing.”

Jordan's father, dressed in an Oklahoma cream vest, said: “He's ready to get down to OU and accumulated to the practice schedule. He's been training a lot.” 

At his school's ceremony, dressed in an Oklahoma football shirt and ball cap and surrounded by seven other teammates and their families, Jordan ceremoniously signed his name.

When the applause ended, he turned around and looked at his mom: “It's official,” he said. “It's done.”

 


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