RECRUITING: Texas OL pulls the trigger

Corsicana, Texas offensive lineman Cory Brandon talks about his commitment. Brandon is ranked as the 71st-best player nationally in the Scout.com Top 100.

Cory Brandon, a member of Scout.com's National Top 100 (#71) did what many expected he would do several weeks ago when he committed to Oklahoma on Tuesday.

Brandon, a 6-foot-6, 260-pounder with 5.4 speed, is considered to be among the top three offensive linemen in Texas and has been near the top of the Sooner OL board since his evaluation this spring.

His other finalists were LSU, A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Nebraska.

Brandon had been close to pulling the trigger, but was holding off in order to visit Texas Tech as a courtesy to his coach.

So why did he commit today, before his trip to Lubbock?

"I just felt a little better about it today so I went ahead and committed," said the Corsicana, Texas native. "Oklahoma's been my school for a long time and I just felt like it was time to commit."

And what about the visit to Texas Tech? Does his commitment mean he's done looking at other schools?

"Yes, sir. It's just Oklahoma."

How about mom? Is she OK with it?

"Momma's not real happy, but she doesn't have any choice in the matter (laughing), but she'll support me. She doesn't have to deal with it, I do."

Was the fact that OU has a lack of depth at tackle the deciding issue?

"No, it's more like OU is a good school with a lot of opportunities."


Sooners Illustrated Top Stories