Sooners Growing in Houston
HOUSTON - Oklahoma's presence in the Houston area has rarely been greater and figures only to grow with former Bayou City stars Kenneth Murray and Ceedee Lamb hitting the bright lights of the NFL draft. As such it's no surprise that the Sooners had plenty of notable story lines for the Houston Rivals camp on Sunday.
Performance: Jackson was solid from beginning to end during camp. He showed off speed, and ability to burst out of his breaks and gave one defensive back after another some trouble. You'd like to see him continue to work on route-running and being a bit more physical but there is plenty to like for the Sooners pledge.
Sooners Chances: It's hard to imagine a player seeming more locked in at this moment.
Performance: Cooks was absolutely dominant and seems a near ideal fit for Big 12 football. He moves so naturally for a linebacker and though he isn't quite the 6-foot-3 he is listed he seems a guy with a bright future.
Sooners Chances: Texas feels like a pretty heavy favorite but with him expected in Norman on March 1 perhaps the Sooners can grab his attention.
Performance: Dewberry worked at right tackle throughout and was incredibly productive. His ability to bend at the knee and move laterally made for a near unbeatable foe in pass protection.
Sooners Chances: Oklahoma has a long way to go but with Dewberry set to visit Sooner the groundwork can start to be laid.
Performance: Dominant, just flat out dominant. I said to several people at the event 'it's not fair to be that powerful and that light of foot'. Foster is a special talent and whether it was by just physically overwhelming defenders or moving with more agility than he had any right to, Foster was far too much for any defensive lineman on hand to deal with.
Sooners Chances: There's no question that most feel Texas A&M is the most likely choice but the Sooners are making a real run at the nation's No. 1 guard.
Performance: Medlock was one of the true standout linebackers of the event. He moves so well for such a young linebacker and has the frame to be a stalwart in the middle before long.
Sooners Chances: Medlock loved his visit to Norman in January and a return for a game this fall seems very possible.
Performance: Owens showed off his explosive speed in camp drills and was a nightmare for any linebacker to deal with in one on ones.
Sooners Chances: Owens loved his visit in January and though it's incredibly early there does seem reason to believe the Sooners will be contenders for quite some time.
Performance: Banks was one of the really impressive young performers of the camp showing off the length and feet to be a highly sought after offensive tackle before long. He's still got plenty of refinement to go but there's a lot of promise.
Sooners Chances: Banks is committed to Oklahoma State but has been picking up interest from the Sooners.
Performance: Garza is a massive tight end that could grow into an offensive tackle if tight end doesn't work out. But based on what we saw on Sunday he has plenty of potential at tight end.
Sooners Chances: To date the Sooners have had no real contact.
Performance: Ugo has always caught the eye when going to see Foster, he has tremendous length and strength to overwhelm receivers. On Sunday it seemed like he put more together than at any point we'd seen before.
Sooners Chances: Should Oklahoma choose to get involved they'd be near immediate contenders.