Friday, March 16, 2012
Triple Option: In-state stars add offers
By Bob Przybylo
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.
1. It could be an eventful weekend regarding Oklahoma recruiting despite the fact not many known visitors are expected to be on campus. Saturday is LSU’s second junior day and features a lot of familiar prospects. OU offers defensive tackle Justin Manning (Dallas/Kimball) and Torrodney Prevot (Houston/Alief Taylor) and potential OU offers wide receiver Eldridge Massington (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) and safety Kameron Miles (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) are among some of the recruits expected to be in attendance. LSU’s first junior day was the same date (Feb. 4) as OU’s so it’s possible even more OU junior day attendees end up in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday.
2. OU continues to slow play some of the top in-state prospects, but the interest is picking up for the state’s best elsewhere across the country. OU junior day attendees defensive back Stanvon Taylor (Tulsa, Okla./East Central) and defensive end Dalton Rodriguez (Tulsa, Okla./Union) both picked up offers from top schools this week. Taylor from Kansas State and Texas Tech, while Rodriguez earned an Oregon State offer. 2014 quarterback prospect Justice Hansen (Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe) also earned an Arkansas offer this week. The Sooners approach has irked some but don’t expect a change anytime soon.
3. If you want to track the top 2013 Oklahoma basketball prospects, you might as well just follow the Athletes First AAU team. The squad, as of now, will feature OU offers point guards Stevie Clark (Oklahoma City/Douglass) and Jordan Woodard (Edmond, Okla./Memorial). Potential OU offer power forward Shaquille Morris (Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe) and 2014 prospect guard Omega Harris (Oklahoma City/Putnam City West) said Thursday he’ll be on the team this summer. 2015 prospect Allonzo Trier is also on the club.