What the heck is going on these days…first, we lose four-star defensive back Josh Proctor to Ohio State, next we lose four-star quarterback Cameron Rising to Texas and then we lose Ron Tatum a second Oklahoma high school defensive player to Texas.
At first I was ready to unleash a heated blog blasting Mike Stoops for letting the defensive guys go. Thankfully, I drank of glass of OU Kool-aide and had second thoughts.
First off, we should have seen the Cameron Rushing flip coming. His departure from the OU commitment list was sealed the day Kyler Murray starred at the OU spring game.
In addition to Murray, OU has sophomore Chris Robison and freshman Kendal Austin lined up to play quarterback for the Sooners once Baker is done…For Rushing to leave the Sooners now instead two years from now is probably a good thing.
Of course losing a good player to Texas hurts, but even with this guy, the Horns are a couple years from competing with the Sooners.
Losing Josh Proctor out of Owasso is a much bigger deal…This guy is a big time player that OU needed to close on. Making matters worse is the fact that OU never loses players to Ohio State? When was the last time that happened…how about never. I suspect that the OU-OSU home and home series may have cost us Proctor.
At the same time, keep in mind that it is a long time until signing day…If OU can pick off the Buckeyes next year on what will likely be an ESPN Game Day Saturday, Proctor may have second thoughts.
I wouldn’t lose any sleep over losing a three-star PC Original player to Texas. When was the last time Putnam City Original produced a quality player. How about Kelly Phelps some forty years ago and even Phelps was a bit of a bust. As for me as soon as he flipped all OU fans off with his hook ‘em horns sign he became Texas trash. Good riddance.
Reinforcing my decision not to go off the deep end was the late week commitment from four-star Miguel Edwards out of Florida. OU beat out the entire SEC and Miami for this kid. When evaluating the value of a recruit, it is best to go with the offer list…this kid apparently is big time.
It is this type player and not the ones from PCO that make OU, OU…