OU football: Sooners after best receivers in the country

Top prep player in the country, Dorial Green-Beckham, scheduled to visit Norman this weekend
BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Published: December 14, 2011
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Wide receiver was supposed to be Oklahoma's primary strength on offense this year.

That was definitely the case when the group was healthy and playing well.


Once Ryan Broyles was injured and Kenny Stills and Jaz Reynolds were suspended or battling injuries, the Sooners often didn't have a full corps of receivers.

The Sooners need quick help at the position and already have a solid group of wide receiver commits.

That starts with Durron Neal of St. Louis DeSmet.

Neal is No. 47 on the latest Rivals250 list of the nation's top recruits for the 2012 class, but he said the group is still being overlooked.

“Honestly, I think we're a very underestimated class coming in,” Neal said. “Right now, we don't have somebody with legit hype. But that's something that motivates us to prove different. Myself, Sterling (Shepard), Trey (Metoyer), (Derrick) Woods, we want to prove just how good we are.”

Those four — Metoyer out of Hargrave Military and the others out of high school — might be joined by some “legit hype” before signing day in February.

Among the visitors scheduled in Norman this weekend include Dorial Green-Beckham, widely considered the top player in the country in this class, Stefon Diggs and Nelson Agholor.

Diggs and Agholor, in particular, might wind up playing in other positions. But adding any of that group would turn the wide receiver class from really good to one of the top groups put together for the position.

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