- Dane Beavers, College Sports Editor
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.
1. Oklahoma offered four-star defensive tackle Scott Pagano (Honolulu, Hawaii/Moanalua) on Wednesday. Pagano included the Sooners in his list of schools that he likes to William Wilkerson of HornsNation, but this offer is significant in another way. OU head coach Bob Stoops has been going national in recruiting for the last few years, but, as far as I can tell, this is his first offer to a recruit from Hawaii. In fact, according to the rosters on SoonerStats.com, the last OU football player from Hawaii was defensive end Tony Han, who was also from Honolulu, in 1990.
2. Oklahoma junior Keilani Ricketts was named the 2012 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year by the Amateur Softball Association Tuesday night. Ricketts -- who as a pitcher ranks third in the NCAA with an ERA of 0.99 and as a batter ranks 11th in the country with an on-base percentage of .558 -- leads the Sooners into the Women's College World Series on Thursday. For more on OU's chances in the WCWS, check out our ESPN.com preview.
3. Is it time for OU offensive tackles coach Bruce Kittle to begin work on second-tier targets for the class of 2013? The Sooners have offered 13 offensive tackles and have added one commit -- Dalton Rodriguez (Tulsa, Okla./Union) -- but six offers have already committed elsewhere. And it appears OU is not in great position with any of the other offers with the exception of Kenny Lacy (Phoenix/Mountain Pointe), who has already set his official visit to Norman, Okla., for Nov. 23.
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