Breaking Down the Early Enrollees

For each of the past two years, five commits have started classes in the spring semester and got a jumpstart on their college game for the following fall, and while there's not as many this time around, three guys still decided to do just that.

Running back Brandon Williams, quarterback Kendal Thompson and defensive tackle Marquis Anderson have all set foot on the OU campus for the first couple weeks of class.

So now, let's break down these players that have already joined the squad.

RB Brandon Williams (6-foot, 190 lb.):

Out goes running back DeMarco Murray and in comes a five-star, No. 3 national running back in Williams from Royal High School.

He's got great explosion with that 4.47 40-yard dash and possesses both power and the ability to blast through the hole by getting down low with his cuts.

Williams had a nice showing at the Under Armour All-American Game and just abused his opponents for more than 2,400 yards and 33 touchdowns, good for an average of 9.8 yards per carry, in his senior season.

A year earlier, he rushed for 1,815 yards and 14 touchdowns, so the guy knows how to get it done.

QB Kendal Thompson (6-foot-2, 180 lb.):

Thompson lives under the legend of his father, Charles Thompson, who wasn't such a bad quarterback himself.

Charles led the then-No. 2 Sooners to a victory over then-No. 1 Nebraska in what was dubbed the Game of the Century Part II at the time.

Now, the time has come for Kendal to make his mark as a Sooner, and he's got a fast start by arriving early.

Kendal also participated in the Under-Armour All-American game, and though he was hurt most of last season with a knee injury, he impressed big time the year before in guiding his Southmoore team to 11 wins and an Oklahoma 6A Semifinal appearance.

A three-star commit, Kendal has both an accurate arm and the ability to tuck it and run with his great mobility.

DT Marquis Anderson (6-foot-3, 260 lb.):

Anderson comes in at No. 44 at his position and ranks as a three-star, but don't be deceived.

This guy is a competitor, quick off the line of scrimmage and routinely commanded double teams in high school.

He led his team at Steele High School in Texas to a State Championship back in December, and he also participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

He's a talent the Sooners are sure to be happy with.

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