OU commit in focus: Mark Andrews

OU already had tall wide receiver commits before Andrews, but it only gets better for the Sooners with his pledge.

Talking with Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe four-star quarterback and Oklahoma commit Justice Hansen this summer he said he couldn't believe how big the incoming receivers are going to be for him at OU.

They just got bigger, literally and figuratively. OU has added another 6-foot-6 body with the pledge of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain four-star wide receiver Mark Andrews on Friday afternoon.

Andrews, who is 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, is ranked the No. 10 receiver in the nation and committed while on his second unofficial visit to OU this year.

Yet again OU wide receivers coach Jay Norvell can light up his famous cigar and sit back and celebrate. If OU doesn't land another receiver this year, it's still a monster class put together by Norvell.

It started in April with the commitment of La Mirada (Calif.) four-star wide receiver Dallis Todd, another tall receiver. It continued in June with Tulsa (Okla.) Union's Jeffery Mead, who is also 6-foot-5. And now enters Andrews.

Norvell and OU will hold open one more spot for Mount Pleasant (TX) four-star stud K.D. Cannon, but that's about it. Cannon listed OU in his top five Wednesday and brings a much different skill set than Andrews, Todd and Mead.

The Andrews commit is a huge one for the Sooners, showing OU can still be a factor in tight recruiting battles. OU fans were worried last month when Andrews visited Texas A&M because his teammate, quarterback Kyle Allen, is committed to the Aggies.

With the recruiting momentum of A&M, OU fans were wondering if it would fall just short once again. Not this time around.

What no doubt helped OU's cause is the fact Andrews' older brother is attending medical school at OU right now and has talked highly of the campus.

Andrews is a perfect blend of speed and size all rolled into one. Andrews was originally recruited as a wide receiver by the Sooners in the spring. As the summer wore on, there was speculation he might be moved to tight end.

That speculation is over as Andrews was adamant following his commitment saying he is a wide receiver. Another big, tall receiver for Hansen to share the ball with in the upcoming years.


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