While emerging as a standout football player at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, Miss., Tito Windham began to imagine himself playing in the SEC one day.
By the time his junior year came around he specifically had his sights set on LSU, but the Tigers were never interested in the 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback.
“I talked to the (defensive backs) coach at LSU for him and he told me they were looking for bigger DB's to play against those bigger, run-oriented offenses in the SEC,” said Harrison Central coach Steve Jones. “I told him after that if he gets an offer from a Big 12 school that might be a good fit for you.”
When that offer came from Oklahoma, the three-star cornerback jumped at the opportunity. He chose the Sooners over Florida State, Southern Miss, and Louisiana-Lafayette.
In Windham, OU will be getting not only a supposedly undersized corner with something to prove, but also a well-educated student of the game.
* Hometown/school: Gulfport, Miss./Harrison Central
* Position: Cornerback
* Height, Weight: 5-10, 175
* Stars: Rivals - 3; Scout - 3; ESPN - 3
* Twitter: @HisName_Tito