May 7, 2012

Sooners Making Their Move at QB?



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Year in and year out Oklahoma and, particularly, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Josh Heupel go about business on the recruiting scene the same way - find the prospect that they want the most and go all in. Thing is so far as often as not they've missed on that first prospect they offer and this year was no different. The scramble that ensues has seen Oklahoma land talented 'secondary' options like Sam Bradford, Blake Bell, and any other number of position players.

The Sooners offered five-star quarterback, Max Browne in early February and made a real run at earning his commitment but Browne committed to USC last month. Since then other prospects, like Hayden Rettig, Brayden Scott and Kelly Hilinski, have seen interest pick up from the Sooners.

Another prospect that had also been receiving interest is Cody Thomas. Being the next player to pick up an offer is something the 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect out of Colleyville (Texas) Heritage envisioned when he visited Norman at the end of March. When he left without an offer, Thomas did not hide his disappointment.

With his chances of being drafted in the 2013 Major League Draft along with the fact that Heupel had recently seen other prospects throw in person but not Thomas, due to baseball, it seemed his chances for an offer might be slipping.

That all changed when...

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