Tapper Talks Sooner Commitment

Sooners Illustrated was able to catch up with Oklahoma's 12th commitment of the 2012 class in Charles Tapper, Scout.com four-star defensive end out of Baltimore (MD). Tapper has never been to Norman but is planning on getting there soon. Check inside for more.

Just last week the Sooners lost out on one of their top targets at the defensive end position when Danielle Hunter committed to LSU. Three days later the Sooners wasted little time picking up a commitment from another top target at the position in Scout.com four-star defensive end, Charles Tapper.

Tapper, who says he is currently 6-foot-4 and 245-pounds, talked about what it was about Oklahoma that stood out and led to his commitment.

"It came down to my grades and it was my mother's decision," Tapper said. "She liked that they told me I could graduate in four years. They said I could graduate early or come back and graduate."

When Tapper decided he was ready to commit, he picked up the phone and let his future position coach, Bobby Jack Wright, know the news.

"He was excited, he was very excited. We talked for like three days straight," Tapper stated.

The Sooners' recruiting tactic of being honest and straight forward with Tapper played a factor in him deciding to want to suit up in the Crimson and Cream at the next level.

"They treated me like father figures," Tapper explained. "Talking to them over the phone they seem like they were shooting me straight forward."

Up until this point Tapper has not been to Norman but says he has plans to get there soon.

"No I haven't," Tapper stated when asked if he has ever been to Norman. "I think I am going to take a visit either this month or next month."

Even though he is committed to the Sooners, Tapper says West Virginia and the Miami Hurricanes are still pursuing him. So, is it safe to say Tapper is 100 percent done with recruiting?

"I think I'm going to take my visits but I am pretty sure I am coming to Oklahoma," Tapper said.

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