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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Triple Option: Sooners offer 6-foot-5 DE

By Bob Przybylo

Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. After taking it easy the last couple of months, it seems like the OU coaches are ready to start hitting the recruiting trail again. The Sooners offered junior college defensive end Randy Gregory (Yuma, Ariz./Arizona Western) on Monday. Gregory is a Purdue commit who signed with the Boilermakers for the 2011 class. Known more as a Midwest product in high school, Gregory said he has enjoyed receiving attention from all over the nation as a juco recruit. He is still committed to Purdue, but he wants to see what happens as the process continues.

2. Is anybody else concerned about tight end? Either Geneo Grissom has made a tremendous leap in learning the position since spring, or the Sooners don’t have enough confidence in Brannon Green or Taylor McNamara to let them get the nod. That's not to say McNamara and/or Green cannot develop, but Grissom starting says to me OU needs a quality tight end for its 2013 class. The Sooners have been striking out at the position so far, especially with high school recruits.

3. With the way Bob Stoops essentially cleaned house following the 2011 season, you knew there were going to be a lot of opportunities for true freshmen to play. That’s an exciting thing for fans but also a cause for concern and why I think OU is rated too high at No. 4. Young players are going to make young-player mistakes. There is no getting around that. Certainly be interesting to see who can take a positive camp and transition it to success on the field the easiest.

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