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Friday, March 2, 2012
Offer update: Bivins picks up OU offer

By Bob Przybylo

The Sooners extended one big new offer to a 2013 prospect this week. Bob Przybylo breaks down the most recent offer and where OU stands:

• With junior day approaching, it was a rather quiet week on the offer front for Oklahoma. The only notable offer was to offensive tackle Hunter Bivin (Owensboro, Ky./Apollo).

Bivin, 6-foot-6 and 290 pounds, has offers from nearly every major college program. He has been on OU’s radar for a while, but it will be tough to take Bivin away from the Midwest. Bivin is an ESPNU Watch List member.

• One of the more intriguing storylines of this week was the status of defensive tackle Hardreck Walker (Houston, Westfield). It was rumored that Walker had officially picked up an OU offer Tuesday, but Walker denied the claim via text message and then via a tweet on Twitter.

Walker has OU in his early set of favorites and said he had a great time at OU’s junior day last month. He is hopeful that the Sooners offer will come in the near future.

• The biggest development to take place this week was seeing a few more names leave the OU target board after committing someplace else.

Leading the charge once again was Texas as the Longhorns nabbed three OU offers this week in wide receiver Jacorey Warrick (Houston/Cypress Falls), offensive tackle Kent Perkins (Dallas/Lake Highlands) and linebacker Deoundrei Davis (Cypress, Texas/Woods).

Warrick and Perkins were both at OU’s first junior day, while Davis had been invited to OU’s junior day this weekend.

OU also saw one of its first national targets make a decision as offensive tackle Evan Lisle (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville) committed to Ohio State on Tuesday night.

Lisle said he was considering an OU visit, but as will be the case with a lot of Midwest and west coast offers, sometimes it’s a lot easier for the recruit to stay close to home. If OU cannot get these national kids on campus, it is always going to be an uphill battle.