OU Countdown: John Humphrey

The future is bright for the incoming freshman receiver

During the next two months leading up to the Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, Sooners Illustrated will breakdown the Oklahoma Sooners’ roster, starting with Dominique Alexander (No. 1 on the roster) and working all the way down to Dwayne Orso (No. 99) and the incoming freshmen.

We’ll look at last year’s performance, the best-case scenario for this season – without projecting injuries – and what each player means to the short-term or long-term success of the Sooners.

No. 2 – WR John Humphrey (6-foot, 160 pounds)

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What happened last year: Humphrey, a three-star prospect, finished a three-year varsity career in high school with 88 catches for 1,195 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had one rushing touchdown in his career and was a top-level returner.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 4. If Humphrey doesn’t catch a pass, it won’t make much of a difference for the Sooners this year. His rating should rise with each passing year. Humphrey looks like the heir apparent to Sterling Shepard right now. Humphrey could play a role for the Sooners this year in the desired 10-man receiver rotation, but it’s far more likely that he’ll be a primary target later in his career. He’s got game-changing speed immediately and could play multiple roles with Oklahoma later.

Best-case scenario for this season: Probably a dozen catches would seem like a lot for Humphrey as a freshman. He might reach double digits, but it’s his yards per catch that’ll be key – possibly over 20.


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