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Jordon Austin caps special day at OU in style

2018 DB Jordon Austin capped an incredible day at OU with a photo he won't forget for a long time.

There were a lot of noteworthy pictures from Oklahoma’s spring game weekend. It was a moment made for memorable images.

You had the Sooners receive their Big 12 championship rings so those were rightfully shown off on social media.

You had a nice photo of football players and basketball players together with the slogan, “Get you a school that can do both,” referring to OU making the college football playoff and the Final Four in basketball in the same school year.

You had SoonerSquad17 continue to make noise with a bunch of pictures featuring the commits and top targets together, wearing OU jerseys, being surrounded by championships.

But the one that matters when talking about 2018 Lancaster (Texas) High defensive back Jordon Austin, is the picture taken after the spring game.

It features OU defensive backs, including his older brother, Dakota Austin. Then you have 2017 commits like Justin Broiles, Tre Brown, Robert Barnes and Trajan Bandy. 2018 targets like Verone McKinley.

But front-and-center? Yep, there’s Jordon Austin.

“I don’t know what going through my head,” Austin said. “I got in the front of a picture with OU’s defensive backs. I don’t know what was going on.”

You can see guys like Wil Johnson, Jordan Thomas, Steven Parker and Ahmad Thomas pretty clearly in the picture as well. But nobody stands out like Jordon Austin, sitting right in front of his big brother.

As Dakota Austin gets ready to begin his senior season for the Sooners, the recruiting process is just beginning for Jordon. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, he’s already considerably bigger than his brother.

Saturday was special enough to see Dakota play his final spring game, but it went to a whole different level when he was unexpectedly offered by the Sooners.

Not only is it the same school as Dakota, but it’s the first of many offers to come for Jordon. So riding that wave of momentum, he figured, why not?

“I just had my first offer. It was the perfect day,” Jordon Austin said. “I couldn’t think of anything better. So I said hey, what the hey? I’ll get in this picture. I don’t have anything to lose.”

It was indeed a special Saturday for Dakota, Jordon and the whole Austin family as the Sooners wrapped up their spring session.


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