Mattingly enjoys first visit with OU coach 

May, 2, 2012
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Oklahoma doesn't often go to the Pacific Northwest to recruit its football players, so it's a rare occurrence that the Sooners have targeted a Spokane (Wash.) Mead tight end for the class of 2013.

OU offered Danny Mattingly, who is 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, a couple of weeks ago. And though he is now being looked at on the offensive side of the ball by the Sooners, his contact with the OU coaches didn't start that way.

“My first contact with OU was actually with a defensive coach,” Mattingly said. “I don’t remember who it was exactly, but they saw me on defense at first before things changed.”

Tight end hasn’t been a major priority for OU’s 2013 class, but tight ends coach Bruce Kittle has gone out of his way to let a few targets know just how much the Sooners are interested.

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