A video narrated by James Garner shown before Oklahoma football games a few years ago contained a line that Owen Field was the place “where young lads dream of one day wearing the crimson and cream.” For Sterling Shepard, truer words were never spoken. There was never any choice but the University of Oklahoma for the star wide receiver from Heritage Hall.
Trevor Knight was all set to enroll at Oklahoma in January, but he did not mind waiting until the summer if it helped the Sooners. The quarterback prospect from San Antonio was asked to hold off, so that tight end Taylor McNamara could instead move to town.
Oklahoma's only linebacker commitment might not stay there long. At 6 foot 1 and 195 pounds, Tampa, Fla.-area native Eric Striker might be a better fit at safety, even if he is listed as an outside linebacker.
RECRUITING — Will Latu never expected to wind up at Oklahoma. He initially didn't expect to be a football player at all. “I just wasn't that into it,” Latu said of why he played only one year in high school.