Tulsa Union's Jeffery Mead hoping to seize opportunity at OU

ALL-STATE FOOTBALL — Receiver's height, production make for an impressive package, and he'll have a chance to compete for playing time with the Sooners losing three of their top five receivers from the 2013 season.
by Trent Shadid Published: January 5, 2014

Like most receivers, Tulsa Union's Jeffery Mead isn't shy about admitting he wants the ball.

And at 6-foot-6 with a 35-inch vertical, it's hard to argue with throwing it in the direction of The Oklahoman's All-State wide receiver.

“I have good length and knowing how to use it helps a lot,” Mead said. “A lot of it is jumping, too. I'm able to jump and get above people, but my length also helps a lot in being able to go catch the ball.”

Mead, who is verbally committed to OU, showed drastic improvement in his production on the field during his senior season. He nearly doubled his numbers from the previous year in all receiving categories with 65 catches for 1,098 yards and 14 touchdowns.

A great connection with OU receivers coach Jay Norvell, as well as the commitment of Tulsa Union tight end Carson Meier is what attracted Mead to the Sooners.

“I felt like there was a good connection with me at OU,” Mead said. “I want to major in business, and I felt like I would have a lot of opportunities with that from going to OU. And Carson going there, who I grew up playing ball with, also helps a lot.”

by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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