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Sooners steal two signees, lose one on final day of recruiting

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, Modified: February 3, 2011 at 11:54 am •  Published: February 2, 2011

Kneubuhl, meanwhile, had been committed to Baylor for almost a year, but going into Signing Day, was unsure of where he would sign. Kneubuhl, who was high school teammates with Carter, attended Euless Trinity's Signing Day ceremony, but left without announcing his college destination. After talking it over with his family, however, Kneubuhl faxed in his letter of intent to OU by early afternoon.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Kneubuhl is ranked the No. 50 offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals, though he played tight end in high school. Stoops said the Sooners will wait for Kneubuhl to get on campus before deciding whether to play him on offense or defense, though offensive line seems most likely.

“Nila is a very physical guy on either side of the ball,” Stoops said. “He weighs 290 and looks like he weighs 240. You love guys like that. He's going to have great strength and ability to be a physical player for us, one side or the other.”

The only disappointment of the day came from Washington, a native of Muleshoe, Texas. Washington committed to the Sooners last summer, but stunned even his own classmates when he announced he was signing the Texas Tech. Behind Washington's ceremony, students had hung banners that read “Boomer Sooner/Cooper Sooner Time!” and “Congrats Cooper” with an OU logo on it.

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