Oklahoma signee Orlando Brown, from Duluth, Ga., talks after signing his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday at a signing ceremony at Peachtree Ridge High School. PHOTO BY BRENDAN SULLIVAN, Courtesy Gwinnett Daily Post

Georgia OL Orlando Brown the biggest — literally and figuratively — surprise for Sooners

Sports Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

When Orlando Brown Jr. arrived in Duluth, Ga., three years ago and visited the Peachtree Ridge High football offices, he barely fit through the doors.

Jonathan Alvarez

Offensive guard | Mesquite, Texas

Mark Andrews

Wide Receiver | Scottsdale, Arizona

Curtis Bolton

Outside linebacker | Murrieta, California

Devante Bond

Outside linebacker | Roseville, California

Orlando Brown Jr.

Offensive tackle | Duluth, Georgia

Natrell Curtis

Offensive guard | Phoenix, Arizona

Alex Dalton

Offensive guard | Troy, Ohio

Tay Evans

Outside linebacker | Allen, Texas

Dimitri Flowers

Running back | San Antonio, Texas

Kenyon Frison

Offensive tackle | West Valley City, Utah

Courtney Garnett

Defensive tackle | New Orleans, Louisiana

Marcus Green

Cornerback | Cedar Hill, Texas

Justice Hansen

Quarterback | Edmond, Oklahoma

Isaac Ijalana

Tight end | Woodland Hills, California

Vontre McQuinnie

Safety | Desoto, Texas

Jeffery Mead

Wide Receiver | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Carson Meier

Tight end | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Joe Mixon

All-purpose back | Oakley, California

Dwayne Orso

Strongside defensive end | Homewood, Alabama

Steven Parker

Safety | Jenks, Oklahoma

Samaje Perine

Running Back | Pflugerville, Texas

Joseph Paul

Offensive tackle | New Orleans, Louisiana

Michiah Quick

Wide receiver | Fresno, California

Jordan Thomas

Safety | Klein, Texas

Dallis Todd

Wide Receiver | La Mirada, California

Tito Windham

Cornerback | Gulfport, Mississippi

Nathaniel Brailford hugs his grandson Jordan Brailford during a signing day ceremony at the Tulsa Public Schools Education Service Center Feb. 5, 2014. PHOTO BY MIKE SIMONS, The Tulsa World  Mike Simons

Cowboys signee Jordan Brailford savors signing day with the grandfather who saved him

Sports Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

OSU SIGNING DAY — Meet the grandfather who supported Jordan Brailford's journey from Tulsa Washington to Oklahoma State.

Gyasi Akem

Outside linebacker | Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

D’Nerious Antoine

Linebacker | Athens, Texas

Devante Averette

Inside linebacker | Iowa Falls, Iowa

Jordan Brailford

Weakside defensive end | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Keenen Brown

Wide Receiver | Houston, Texas

Trey Carter

Strongside defensive end | Dallas, Texas

Jordan Frazier

Tight end | Springfield, Missouri

Lem Galea’i

Tackle | Euless, Texas

Chris Hardeman

Cornerback | Houston, Texas

Dylan Harding

Safety | Jenks, Oklahoma

Tyreek Hill

All purpose back | Garden City, Kansas

Chris Lacy

Wide Receiver | DeSoto, Texas

Josh Mabin

Inside linebacker | Spring, Texas

Matthew Mucha

Offensive tackle | Houston, Texas

Juwan Offray

Cornerback | New Orleans, Louisiana

Jarrell Owens

Weakside defensive end | Palestine, Texas

Sione Palelei

All-purpose back | Gonzales, Louisiana

Justin Phillips

Inside linebacker | Pearland, Texas

Mason Rudolph

Quarterback | Rock Hill, South Carolina

Trevion Roberts

Safety | Aldine, Texas

Ramon Richards

Safety | San Antonio, Texas

Zach Sinor

Kicker | Castroville, Texas

Devon Thomas

Running Back | Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Kirk Tucker

Safety | Tucker, Georgia

Cole Walterscheid

Weakside defensive end | Muenster, Texas

James Washington

Wide Receiver | Stamford, Texas

Joyan Williams

Defensive tackle | New Orleans, Louisiana

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  2. 2 Mustang DT Deontre Thomas to announce college choice Saturday
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  3. 3
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  4. 4 Yukon's Branden Brus signs to play soccer at ORU
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  5. 5 Oklahoma football: Sooners commit, John Marshall CB invited to All-American game
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  6. 6 Putnam City's Travis DeGrate to join Canadian Prep Football Academy
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  7. 7
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  11. 11
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  12. 12
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  14. 14 High school notebook: Heritage Hall's Luther Harris signs with Eastern Illinois
    High school notebook: Heritage Hall's Luther Harris signs with Eastern Illinois
  15. 15 Justin Broiles, Nick Robinson, Deontre Thomas and Evan Fields add offers
    Justin Broiles, Nick Robinson, Deontre Thomas and Evan Fields add offers
  16. 16 Heritage Hall's Luther Harris signs with Eastern Illinois
    Heritage Hall's Luther Harris signs with Eastern Illinois
  17. 17
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  18. 18 Little Axe catcher Tyler Trott commits to Baylor softball
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  19. 19
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  20. 20 High school notebook: Offers keep rolling in for local football prospects
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  21. 21 OSU offers Tulsa Memorial's Isaiah Thomas on busy recruiting day around state
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  22. 22 John Marshall's Justin Broiles adding offers
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  23. 23 OU Football: Evaluating OU's class of 2017, re-evaluating the meaning of commitment
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  24. 24
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  26. 26 OU football: A look at the Sooners' recruits
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  28. 28 Heritage Hall's Tevin McDaniel highlights Air Force's efforts in Oklahoma
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  30. 30 Will Horns' haul translate into wins and Big 12 championships?
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