Football: Offseason Insider

The latest on Lance Mitchell's eligibility status, Hunter Wall and OU's offseason conditioning

Full speed ahead
With spring practice just around the corner OU Strength and Conditioning Coach Jerry Schmidt sent his troops through their final workout official offseason workout earlier this week. Here are some tidbits on some of the best Sooner sprints.

Eric Bassey is the fastest Sooner on the team after running a 4.32 forty-yard-dash. Jowahn Poteat wasn't far behind at 4.38.

Andre Woolfolk is up to 185 pounds, but still ran a 4.43 forty.

Sophomore defensive end Jonathan Jackson ran a 4.50 at 238 pounds while Jimmy Wilkerson ran a 4.67 at 270 pounds.

Defensive lineman Tommie Harris continues to amaze as he ran a 4.68 at 288 pounds. Lynn McGruder was also very impressive while running a 4.9 at 307 pounds.

Wes Sims ran a 5.0 at 313 pounds. He pulled a muscle slightly or he would have ran a sub 5.0 forty time.

All set and ready to go
Florida transfer Lance Mitchell was granted immediate eligibility at Oklahoma Wednesday by the NCAA.

Mitchell, a Junior College All-American linebacker from San Francisco Community College, was cleared to go through spring drills after transferring from Florida shortly after signing with the Gators. Mitchell signed with the Gators before signing day after graduation early from junior college, but was released from his LOI after Steve Spurrier left for Washington and one of his junior college courses did not transfer to Florida.

All of Mitchel's course credits transfer to OU and this big-time linebacker is now fully eligible to go through spring practice, and still be classified as a junior next season. This is was expected by the OU coaches from the day Mitchellís plane landed in OKC, but nevertheless it is still great news for the Oklahoma football program.

In the doghouse
There has been a lot of speculation that sophomore-to-be quarterback Hunter Wall is transferring to SMU. As of tonight that isn't the case, but he might have to transfer soon.

Hunter is in a little bit of hot water with the OU coaching staff for not adhering to all of the team rules. In other words, Hunter isn't in tune with what the coaches want with players in the their program right now.

Wall has been in meetings with Coach Stoops over the last couple of days and at this time I don't know his future status. However, as of tonight he is still on the football team. But there is a chance he may have to transfer to another school. Odds are he will go through spring ball, but that could change any day.

Stay tuned.

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