Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Triple option: OU’s options at tailback
By Bob Przybylo
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.
1. Monday night was a tough one for OU fans as Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage-Boca Delray running back Greg Bryant decommitted from the Sooners. It’s a major blow even though OU does have the commitment of the third-ranked RB in the nation in Cypress (Texas) Ranch back Keith Ford. Where might OU turn? Two names stick out in Adam Taylor (Katy, Texas/Katy) and Derrick Green (Richmond, Va./Hermitage). And one incredibly dark horse name to keep tabs on is in-state back Diquon Woodhouse (Altus, Okla./Altus), who fared well at OU’s camp in June. With no favorites, the search is back on for Cale Gundy.
2. With USC taking the commitment of ESPN 300 defensive end Torrodney Prevot (Houston/Alief Taylor) on Sunday, the Trojans are officially out of scholarships. The Trojans have used up their 18 scholarships and 16 of their 18 commits have OU offers. The good news for OU is with USC out of the way, there are a lot of west coast products that have the Sooners on their short list. And OU can no longer be beaten in a head-to-head battle with USC.
3. The weekend before signing day was an epic one for OU, at least it was thought to be. OU hosted four recruits that weekend with Zack Sanchez (Keller, Texas/Central), Michael Onuoha (Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe) and junior college prospects Will Latu and Courtney Gardner. All four signed with the Sooners, but only two will be on the roster this season. It was revealed Monday that Latu has not academically qualified to play for the Sooners, while Gardner is going to be forced to redshirt the 2012 season.