June 13, 2013

Umblance happy to be a Hurricane

Arlington (Texas) Oakridge receiver Brodrick Umblance wasn't well known in recruiting circles prior to his commitment to Tulsa last week, but that's okay with him. North Texas is the only other school he listed as showing interest, and here at Inside Tulsa Sports, we simply had his name written down as a prospect and had not built a Rivals.com profile for him at that point.

However, Tulsa coaches were well aware of Umblance, as he is good friends with Golden Hurricane receiver Josh Atkinson, who also played at The Oakridge School. The funny thing was -- Umblance didn't know much about TU at all.

"I didn't hear of Tulsa until my brother Josh Atkinson told me about it," he said. "After that, he kept talking to me about visiting, and so I did my research and I went up and visited on Junior Day and I liked it a lot.

"Me and (Atkinson) are just as close as can be. He's my big bro. We are like twins. I've known him since my freshman year, so about four years. We talk about anything and everything."

Umblance then began to build a strong relationship with Tulsa wide receivers coach Greg Peterson.

"Me and Coach Petersen have...

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