Triple Option: Lon Kruger's decision 

March, 22, 2012
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. The beginning of the 2013 recruiting cycle for Oklahoma has been very intriguing. The Sooners continue to branch out nationally and pursue the nation’s best players from coast-to-coast. The result: Two commitments, each from the state of Texas (Keith Ford, Matt Dimon).

This change in recruiting philosophy will take time but it is worth it. Lon Kruger mentioned the Sooners brand recognition as one of the things that intrigued him about the job. And that’s basketball. So while the OU emblem on the shirt will get the coaching staff in the recruits' doors, it still takes time to build the relationships that result in recruiting success. So while it might not pay off in the next year or two, it will pay off long term and continue to pay off because OU has a combination of tradition, atmosphere and success that is difficult to match.

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