Saturday, February 2, 2013
2014 Texas OLB/S pledges to Sooners
By Bob Przybylo
There are a couple of words to describe why Class of 2014 safety Vontre McQuinnie (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster) decided to commit to Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon.
Consistency is one. The Sooners haven’t competed for a national championship the last few years, but OU is always in contention for 10-win seasons and Big 12 conference championships.
“They’re a consistent winning program,” McQuinnie said. “People have been telling me I’m good enough to play in the SEC, but I’d rather go to a school that dominates its conference like OU does with the Big 12. And it’s not just a one-year wonder, it’s every year.”
McQuinnie, who is 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, was offered by OU defensive backs coach Mike Stoops on Monday and said he didn’t intend to commit to the program at junior day.
It just sort of happened, which leads to his other word – comfortable.
After getting a tour of the campus and the facilities, there was no other word McQuinnie could use to describe Norman, Okla., but comfortable.
“My daddy said wherever you feel the most like at home, that’s where you’re going to feel happy,” McQuinnie said. “I just feel so comfortable at OU. I feel like a part of their family.”
He can also be comfortable knowing one of his former teammates will be joining him with the Sooners. Earlier in the day, cornerback Dakota Austin committed to OU on his official visit for the Sooners’ 2013 class.
McQuinnie is OU’s second commit for its 2014 class, joining Watch List wide receiver Armanti Foreman (Texas City, Texas/Texas).