Wilson out of Thorpe centerCoach Bob Stoops said Monday that wide receiver Corey Wilson has been released from the Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center and is back living in his apartment in Norman. "He’s continuing to do his rehab,” Stoops said. "But he’s in his own apartment now and continues to make strides.” Two months ago, Wilson was paralyzed from the waist down after his SUV collided with another vehicle while he was driving south on Interstate 35 near Pauls Valley on his way home to Carrollton, Texas. After spending a week in OU Medical Center’s intensive care unit, he was moved to the Thorpe Center. But since beginning his rehab, Wilson has moved one of his toes and has gained sensation in his hips, according to his brother, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Travis Wilson.
Scrimmage reportThe Sooners held their first official scrimmage of the spring last Saturday, which consisted of more than 100 plays. Stoops didn’t go into specifics about the scrimmage, which was closed to the media and the public, but did say both the offense and defense had their moments. "We got in 102, 103 plays. No one was hurt,” Stoops said. "The guys did a nice job. I was pleased. There was give and take. Both sides showed up and made good plays here and there.”
YOUNG LBs CONTINUE TO WOWCornerback Dominique Franks has been nothing but impressed with the incoming freshman linebacking threesome of Jaydan Bird, Ronnell Lewis and Tom Wort. "Those kids hit. They’re not scared at all,” Franks said. "From the first time we started in full pads, they’re flying in, they’re knocking people’s helmets off, getting up and talking smack and it’s like they’re at home already and it’s good to see that.” "It surprised me. You take into consideration that those kids should be back in high school getting fitted for a tux and getting ready for the prom, they’re out here going against kids that have already been in college and they’re out here playing like they’ve been here all year.” Franks said the offensive players have already taken notice of the trio. "They don’t like to see those guys across the ball from them,” Franks said. "They know they’re flying in, out of control. "They know they’re hitting everything that moves, and that’s what you want on your defense.”
TWO-MINUTE DRILLCold and windy weather forced the Sooners to practice inside the Everest Indoor Training Center on Monday. ... Outside linebacker Keenan Clayton missed Monday’s practice with a high-ankle sprain and could be out the rest of the spring with the injury. ... The Sooners will resume practice Thursday, their last practice before Saturday’s Red-White Spring game; OU has scheduled its 15th and final practice of the spring for April 14. ... Today is the final day to purchase Red-White tickets for $5. After then, tickets will be $10. BY JAKE TROTTER
Wilson out of Thorpe center