P.J. Mbanasor earning respect

Never easy for a true freshman, but cornerback P.J. Mbanasor is doing well so far for Sooners.

Oklahoma sophomore wide receiver Jeffrey Mead has heard it all before. You can trash talk all you want, make fun of his apparent lack of weight to go with his frame, but none of that matters when you have to try to shut him down.

That’s been the task of true freshman cornerback P.J. Mbanasor during camp. The No. 1-ranked cornerback signee for the Sooners, Mbanasor brought the noise early.

Mead said Mbanasor talked a lot of trash on that first day, and Mead said he silenced the freshman by showing him what’s up.

The reason why Mead is so high on Mbanasor now is because of the way the Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson native responded after that.

“He’s impressive for a freshman,” Mead said. “I’m impressed with how he works. That next day he locked me up the first couple of times. He can play.”

Mead said what stands out with Mbanasor so far is his physicality. He said Mbanasor is strong and can run really well.

The talk of OU’s 2015 class continues to be the secondary. All six have earned high marks here early in camp, and it’s giving the receivers new players to work against with the hopes of the competition making everybody better.

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