Triple Option: Thomas gets Elite 11 invite


Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. OU quarterback commit Cody Thomas (Colleyville, Texas/Heritage) received an invitation to the Elite 11 finals on Thursday night and will compete against 24 other signal-callers from July 18 to 22 in Redondo Beach, Calif. The finals will be shown in two parts on ESPN with "Elite 11 QB Camp: The Finals" airing Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Tuesday, Aug. 14.

2. You might have missed it earlier this week, but the Sooners are after another running back from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, the school that OU recruited DeMarco Murray out of. Rising junior Nathan Starks, who is 6-foot and 210 pounds, has already been offered by OU, along with several other schools across the country. Starks has a lot of early interest in the Sooners and will visit campus this summer.

3. Now that the Thunder is out of the NBA playoffs, is it officially football season in Oklahoma? I think so. Big 12 media days begin on July 23 and that will be the first time the media has talked to Bob Stoops since his Dallas caravan earlier this month where he declared three suspended Sooners -- Trey Franks, Jaz Reynolds and Quentin Hayes -- had been released from their scholarships.

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