RECRUITING: KC receiver to check out Norman

Kansas City, Mo. wide receiver D.J. Hord has the speed the Sooners covet.


We all love speed, and D.J. Hord has so much of it that he could loan all of us slow guys some and still have plenty left over to be a great wide receiver prospect.

Hord has been timed at 10.65 electronic time, which would be 10.39 hand times in the 100 meter dash. In the 200, he has been clocked at 21.41, which is motoring. Hord goes into his senior season a three-year starter at wide receiver and last year he caught 30 passes for 668 yards and 10 touchdowns. Hord can bench 260 pounds, squats 335 and he has posted a 36.5 vertical jump. Hord also starts in hoops (10.5 ppg) and runs track.

"I haven't been able to make it up to any camps or to visit any schools yet this summer," said Hord. "I plan to visit Oklahoma unofficially this weekend. Oklahoma is one of the schools that I really like right now."

Hord has been offered by 10 schools at this point.

"I am pretty open right now and I really don't have any favorites," said Hord. "I am trying to take it pretty slow so that I can make the right decision. I am looking at Missouri, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Kansas and Kansas State."

Why the sudden interest in Oklahoma?

"Oklahoma is losing five to six receivers this year and that appeals to me," said Hord. "I think that would allow me to come in and get reps in practice and learn the offense in a hurry. I am looking for a school where I can play, but to be honest if they want me to redshirt that would be OK with me."

Hord is qualified.

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