Oklahoma boasts incredible recruiting wins at star-studded spring game
Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.
Fun spring game
More than 50,000 screaming fans were on hand to watch Adrian Paterson’s team beat Trent Williams’ team 10-9 in overtime to win the Oklahoma spring game. Peterson’s team prevented a 2-point conversion in overtime to win the game.
Quarterback Austin Kendall was 11-for-18 passing for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns. Kyler Murray completed 11 of 21 passes for 85 yards. Redshirt freshman Kennedy Brooks posted 109 yards on just 11 carries in relief of Rodney Anderson. Overall, the event completely lived up to the hype.
- Former Notre Dame defensive end Jay Hayes announced that he will join Oklahoma next season as a graduate transfer. Hayes started 11 games for Notre Dame last season and posted 27 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss.
- Running back Trey Sermon left the spring game after suffering an apparent leg injury. However, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley does not believe it to be serious.
- Oklahoma president David Boren suffered a minor stroke during the dedication of Bob Stoops’ statue on Saturday. He is expected to make a recovery.
Riley put together a recruiting display unlike anything we’ve seen at Oklahoma over the weekend. Things got started when elite wide receivers Arjei Henderson and Theo Wease both re-committed to Oklahoma. However, things didn’t stop there.
Four-star safety Jamal Morris joined the fray soon afterward. The Sooners even got a 2020 commit – running back Jaylan Knighton, their third commit in the 2020 class. Defensive tackle Derek Green closed out the day as the sixth commit of the weekend, and third re-commitment.
After five pickups in the Class of 2019, Oklahoma has the No. 3 class in the nation. Six of the eight commits are rated 4-star players. Four are rated top-100 players. Tight end Austin Stogner isn’t far behind at No. 103.
- Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield apparently has one big fan in the NFL. Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase is “smitten” with Mayfield, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.
- Oklahoma announced a brand new font for several athletic programs on Saturday. The redesign is part of the new Jordan Brand logo changes.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Notre Dame grad transfer Jay Hayes
— Jay Hayes (@JayHayesNY) April 15, 2018
Head coach Lincoln Riley
— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) April 15, 2018
Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh
— Bill Bedenbaugh (@OU_CoachB) April 15, 2018
WWE announcer Jim Ross
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) April 15, 2018
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