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 Jarvis Baxter (No. 1 on the roster) and working all the way down to Marquise Overton (No. 98) 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. 50 – DT Courtney Garnett (6-foot-1, 283 pounds)
What happened last year: A three-star recruit out of high school, Garnett redshirted in his first year and then didn’t play as a redshirt freshman.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 2. Garnett was recruited over and has already been surpassed by Marquise Overton and Neville Gallimore. He’ll serve as a depth defensive lineman this season and could for the rest of his career.
Best-case scenario for this season: Garnett would have to first prove his worth on the practice field before he gets a chance on the game field. That’s where it starts, and there’s a lot that is uncertain at this point.