OU football recruiting: Sooners' recruit Dimitri Flowers says his NFL dad has nothing on him

BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Published: February 4, 2014

There's no doubt Dimitri Flowers has a competitive streak — especially when it comes to his father.

“I'd say I have the edge over my dad in speed, looks and athleticism,” Dimitri told the San Antonio Express-News late in his senior season.

Those are pretty boastful words when your father is Erik Flowers.

After making his way from junior college to Arizona State, Erik Flowers was taken 26th overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2000 NFL Draft as a defensive end.

He played for parts of five seasons with the Bills, Texans and Rams.

Erik disputed his son's claims.

“I can't believe you'd write that down,” Erik told the paper. “Kids these days, they're delusional.”

Oklahoma hopes Dimitri is right.

The 6-foot-3, 219-pound Flowers is being looked upon as the next fullback/tight end for the Sooners, in the mold of J.D. Runnels, Trey Millard and Aaron Ripkowski.

“I talked to all of the offensive coaches and talked to coach (Bob) Stoops about what I would be doing and what not,” Flowers told Rivals.com when he committed to the Sooners in early November. “He sees me doing exactly what Trey Millard does. Maybe line up some more in the slot because of my route-running but for the most part that's what they want me to do.

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Hometown/school: San Antonio/Churchill

Position: Tight end

Height, Weight: 6-3, 220

Stars: Rivals - 3; Scout - 2; ESPN - 3

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