OU signee Adam Shead should add depth to Sooner offensive line

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Published: February 3, 2010

This past season demonstrated Oklahoma's need for more bodies on the offensive line.

The Sooners are adding one big body in Cedar Hill, Texas, native Adam Shead.

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Shead, who is a 3-star prospect and is rated the No. 13 guard in the nation, should add some beef to a line that desperately sought for some last season.

"He's a big boy," said Jeremy Crabtree, national recruiting editor for Rivals.com. "He's legitimately 300-plus pounds. Once he gets into a good college weight program, that allows him to reshape his bad weight into good weight, he could become a good jumbo sized offensive guard."

Because of that work still ahead in the weight room, Shead is not expected to help the Sooners immediately like maybe fellow offensive line commitment Bronson Irwin.

But down the road, Shead has great upside for a Sooner offensive line loading up on young talent.

"He needs to redshirt," Crabtree said. "But you look at him, when he's on, he's been one of the more dominant lineman in the state of Texas. He's just got to figure out how to hit the switch all the time."