Friday, May 18, 2012
Triple option: Sooners have their QB
By Jake Trotter
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.
1. OU picked up a huge commitment this week in 4-star QB Cody Thomas, who selected the Sooners over a host of other blue-chip programs. LikeLandry Jones, Sam Bradford and Blake Bell, Thomas (6-foot-5, 220 pounds) possesses the prototypical QB size the Sooners usually go after. The big question will be whether Thomas, also an outstanding outfielder, will get drafted high enough that he would choose baseball over football. But this isn't a bit different than the Archie Bradley situation a couple of years ago. Bradley was a legit top 10 baseball prospect. Thomas is not.
2. Earlier this week, wideout Kameel Jackson tweeted that he would be sticking it out in Norman. Jackson previously announced that he would be transferring, then Bob Stoops suspended him along with three others indefinitely. Still, in the last week, the word was that Jackson had a change of heart about remaining at OU. The reason Jackson was suspended originally was for skipping a couple of weeks of class. I don't expect his suspension to be substantial -- his infraction was the least serious of those who were recently suspended -- and if he can get back on the right track with his attendance, in workouts and in the classroom, Jackson could be on the field again for the Sooners sooner rather than later.
3. What a wild baseball season it's been for the Sooners. Just when it seemed like OU had solidified its regional berth, the Sooners drop a midweek game to TCU (not a big deal) then lose the opener of a three game set with Samford. OU ranked No. 44 in the RPI going into the weekend. if the Sooners end up dropping the series to Samford, their RPI will surely drop, too, which OU can't afford at this juncture of the season.