Q&A: Sooners grayshirt punter Jack Steed 

May, 9, 2012
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It’s safe to say Oklahoma is in good hands with senior punter Tress Way, who has averaged 43 yards per punt during his time with the Sooners. But what will OU do after Way leaves following this 2012 season?

The OU coaches hope they have found their answer in Jack Steed (Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch). Steed, 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds, is going to grayshirt for the Sooners in the fall -- he'll enroll at OU and pay his own way for the first semester and then join the team in 2013 where he'll be given a scholarship. This puts him in line to be Way's successor in 2013, where he'll be the only scholarship punter on the roster.

Steed was receiving looks from Rice, Wyoming and Clemson, but those programs were asking him to be a walk-on for 2012. And when OU gave him the option to be the guy starting in 2013, Steed jumped at the chance. He talked with SoonerNation recently about his decision to grayshirt at Oklahoma:

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