Recruiting: Another Oklahoman picks OU

Comanche, Okla. linebacker Brandon Crow says OU's offer was too good to pass up.


For the longest while it appeared that Brandon Crow was all set to play for Texas Tech. Crow had committed to former OU fullback Seth Littrell back in early May and everybody thought that was the end of it. Crow was going to be a Red Raider and that was that.

Even Crow told his head coach to tell the college coaches that called that he was going to Tech, but thanks anyway.That is until Oklahoma offered Crow the week of the Baylor game.

"Yeah, my coach was telling everybody that I was committed and that I wouldn't change my mind, but when Oklahoma called he thought that I might be interested in them," said Crow. "There was a lot of thought that went into this, but it has always been a dream of mine to play for the Sooners.

"Being from Oklahoma, I know that a lot of guys from Oklahoma have that same dream. I went to the Baylor game and saw every reason why my dream was so great about Oklahoma. The game was great, the atmosphere was great and everything about Oklahoma was first class.

"So when I got that letter from OU I started to think real hard about going to Oklahoma and finally I just decided that opportunity was too good to pass up."

Crow has been an Oklahoma prep standout for some time and he has been a mainstay in the Comanche lineup on both sides of the ball. He broke into the starting lineup at Comanche as a linebacker for four years and fullback for three. Last season, he finished with 152 tackles. And this year Crow has 158 tackles on an 8-1 team that is ranked fourth in class 2A.

Crow can bench 295 pounds, squats 500 and he also plays basketball, baseball, track and he has a powerlift total of 1310.

He attended the OU, OSU and Tulsa one-day camps before his junior season, but this past summer he had already committed to Texas Tech and decided to just workout for the season. Crow expects to be a linebacker at OU.

"I called Coach Venables today and told him that I wanted to commit to Oklahoma, and then I later talked with Coach Stoops," said Crow. "They seemed happy that I wanted to play at Oklahoma. I have been talking to Brent Venables about playing linebacker and I think that is where I will play at OU.

"I have also talked to Coach (Cale) Gundy about playing fullback. I like playing linebacker better. I can be more aggressive at linebacker and I have always felt I was better at linebacker. You can be aggressive at fullback, but at linebacker you can attack more than you can at fullback."

Crow says the word is just getting out that he is going to play his college ball at OU.

"I haven't really told a whole lot of people yet, "said Crow. "I have really just told my coach and my parents. And outside of that, I have kept it as quiet as I could. I haven't taken my official visit to OU yet, but I will get that scheduled soon.

Crow was offered by Oklahoma and Texas Tech and he would have had more, but for stopped talking to all collegiate coaches back in May. Well, all except Oklahoma and now he is a Sooner.

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