Finch is the presumptive favorite to replace Murray at starting running back. But with Finch still recovering from a stress fracture injury, Williams will have ample opportunity to make a splash during spring practice. He'll still have to contend with other backs like Jonathan Miller, Brennan Clay and Jermie Calhoun. But don't be surprised if Williams makes a push to become OU's No. 2 running back behind Finch before the start of next season.
“Brandon is really special,” Stoops said. “Just watch the speed. You have a guy this kind of size, 205 pounds, 6-1 or 6-2, has excellent speed to get to the corner … explosive.
“A guy that has made a ton of big plays, and he's got that home run ability with the speed.”OU Recruiting: View the Sooners' 2011 class