Sooners Sign Class of 2009


Thursday, February 5th 2009, 10:15 pm
By: News 9


News9.com

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- Bob Stoops could fill as many as 10 different positions on the gridiron with the incoming class of 2009. His recruits, 22 in all, will join the OU Sooners for spring training in March, but until they take to the field only predictions can be made about the incoming class.

Although rankings estimate a high school player's worth, Stoops said Wednesday he believes those that have signed will provide depth on the field in the coming years.

"We approached recruiting like we do in most years," Coach Bob Stoops said. "If a player isn't leaving this year, it's possible that he'll be gone in the next one or two so it's important to maintain depth across the board."

Texas provided the largest number of recruits for OU, totaling 10. The Sooners drew five instate players and two Kansas recruits. Georgia, Missouri and Nevada also provided one signee, respectively.

Stoops said it's not important to him where he draws his players.

"Naturally, we like recruiting the top players from Oklahoma, but we have to be open-minded about what is best for our program and recruit the players we feel give us the best chance to win," Stoops said.

Stoops found luck while scouting junior college players as well, signing three recruits.

"We've been very happy recruiting from the junior colleges," Stoops said. "We approach junior colleges very similarly each year...addressing specific needs."

While many recruits signed letters of intent on Wednesday, the Sooners did have to wait until Thursday for cornerback Marcus Trice from Mesquite, Texas to make the written commitment to OU.

The following are those who have signed with the Sooners.

Players

Position 

Hometown

Forty (In Seconds)

Height

Weight

Cameron Kenney

WR 

 Garden City, Kansas

4.4

6'2''

195 lbs.

Kevin Brent

DB

 Dallas, Texas

4.42

5'11''

196 lbs.

Justin Chaisson

DE

 Las Vegas, Nevada

4.72

6'4''

252 lbs.

Jamarkus McFarland

DT 

 Lufkin, Texas

4.9

6'3''

280 lbs.

Jonathon Miller

RB

Garland, Texas 

4.5

6'

180 lbs.

Marcus Trice

DB

 Mesquite, Texas

4.5

5'8''

167 lbs.

Tom Wort

LB

New Braunfels, Texas

4.42

6'1''

210 lbs.

Jaydan Bird

LB 

 Conway Springs, Kansas

4.5

6'2''

215 lbs.

Josh Aladenoye

OL

 Mesquite, Texas

5.5

6'5''

347 lbs.

Javon Harris

DB

Tulsa 

4.5

5'11''

179 lbs.

Gabe Ikard

TE

Oklahoma City 

N/A

6'4''

246 lbs.

Ronnell Lewis

LB

 Dewar, Oklahoma

N/A

6'3''

220 lbs.

Gabe Lynn

DB

 Tulsa

4.47

6'

185 lbs.

Gus Jones

LB

Wagoner, OK 

4.63

6'2''

211 lbs.

Drew Allen

QB 

San Antonio, Texas 

4.7 

6'6'' 

210 lbs. 

Jerrett Brown

DE 

Arlington, Texas 

4.7 

6'4'' 

245 lbs. 

Tyler Evans

DE

Strafford, Missouri 

N/A 

6'5'' 

280 lbs. 

Terry Franklin

DE

Mansfield, Texas 

N/A 

6'4'' 

210 lbs. 

DeMontre Hurst 

DB 

Lancaster, Texas 

4.5 

5'10'' 

170 lbs. 

Tavaris Jefferies

OL 

 Memphis, Tennessee

 4.85

6'5'' 

320 lbs. 

Marshal Musil

FB

 LaCrosse, Kansas

N/A 

6'3'' 

220 lbs. 

Jaz Reynolds

R

Aldine, Texas 

N/A 

6'3'' 

182 lbs.

Jeff Vinson

OL

 Lancaster, Pennsylvania

N/A

 6'8''

350 lbs.