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OU recruiting notebook: Defensive back De'Vante Harris rescinds commitment to Oklahoma

by Ryan Aber Published: January 7, 2012

Tapper had work to do in the classroom as a senior to be able to qualify academically.

“I worked hard and got my grades up this quarter,” Tapper told the site. “I should be good to go with my GPA and SATs. I think I'm going to qualify.”


With several spots still left to fill, especially after Harris' decision, the Sooners are making a late recruiting push that includes expected visits from several highly ranked players before the opening of the signing period Feb. 1.

Akeel Lynch, a running back from Athol Springs, N.Y. is one of two Boston College commits who is expected to take a late visit to Norman. Lynch (6-0, 205) was offered by the Sooners earlier in the week. Tight end Sam Grant, another BC commit, was expected to be in Norman over the weekend for a visit.

Other players expected to visit OU in January include defensive back Brandon Beaver from Compton, Calif., juco wide receiver Courtney Gardner, an Arkansas commit, uncommitted running back Damien Williams and South Florida commit Sean Price, a tight end.


Former OU target Brian Nance, a high school teammate of former OU commit Polo Manukainiu, committed to Baylor during Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl. ... Quarterback commit Trevor Knight, who had hoped to enroll this month, isn't expected to be on campus this semester. ... Wide receiver commit Trey Metoyer, who was part of last year's signing class before spending a semester at Hargrave Military, remained at No. 1 on the most recent list of the nation's top prep school products.

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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