McGinnis, Clark adding depth for OU

OU only has three scholarship quarterbacks for the 2015 season but does have two walk-ons added to the team.

In trying to learn a new offense, Oklahoma wide receivers are trying to get as much reps in as they can during the summer.

Problem was OU only had three quarterbacks until the second week of July and two of them, Baker Mayfield and Cody Thomas, weren’t 100 percent the whole time.

Quarterback Trevor Knight said it was tough because the room only had three guys, but the Sooners added a couple of walk-ons in July to help get things back on track.

“We brought in two freshmen who have really helped,” Knight said. “The guys want to keep going, and you don’t want to turn them down. But you have to be smart.”

Oklahoma City Heritage Hall quarterback Connor McGinnis and Cypress (Texas) Woods quarterback Reece Clark joined the squad in July. McGinnis has been a familiar name for those in Oklahoma, but Clark came out of left field.

Clark, who is 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, originally tweeted in the spring he was going to walk-on at Baylor. He is on OU’s roster now, though, and able to give the receivers the reps they’re desiring while Mayfield and Thomas recover.

Speaking of which, neither Mayfield nor Thomas should be out for an extended period of time. Bob Stoops said Mayfield should have no limitations placed on him when camp rolls around.

“It’s not a huge deal,” Knight said. “It’s not career-threatening or anything like that. You just have to be smart and make sure you’re ready for camp. And I think both guys will be.”


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