Sooners go back to California for safety 

July, 31, 2012
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How times have changed.

Oklahoma opened the 2011 season with two Oklahoma-bred safeties, Aaron Colvin and Javon Harris in the starting lineup. In a couple of years, the Sooners' safety positions could be manned by one player from Florida and another from California.

Hatari Byrd (Fresno, Calif./Central East) picked OU on Tuesday, another sign of the impact Mike Stoops' arrival has on the Sooners' recruiting strategy. OU's new defensive coordinator covets size and versatility. And Byrd brings both to the table.

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