OU FOOTBALL CAMP: State's best impress on day one

Sooners hosting the state's top prospects at their annual football camp

The first OU football came came to a close Wednesday afternoon and it appears to be a tremendous success.

Offensive lineman Brian Zimpel of Broken Arrow and DE/OL Carl Pendleton of Sapulpa hooked up on some inside drills that certainly drew the attention of everybody at the camp, including the Sooner coaches. They battled on two seperate occasions with both earning a win.

Pendleton has already been offered by the Sooners and the preseason All-American has let the OU coaches know that he would like to try defensive end. That's OK with OU, and the Sooners are still the solid leader.

Zimpel was impressive enough that he did earn a scholarship offer from the Sooners. We should find out soon if that will be enough for the Sooners to earn their first commitment.

Wide receiver Robert Meachum of Tulsa Washington did not workout today because of a slight muscle pull. Instead, he spent the entire day watching film with OU wide receiver coach Darryl Wyatt and talking with OU Head Coach Bob Stoops. The Sooners lead on Meachum, but he is not ready to pull the trigger.

What will help the Sooners in the Meachum recruitment is that they have also offered his teammate, WR/DB Mike Brown, who was very impressive at the camp.

Defensive end Chad Evans of Tulsa Washington was also very impressive and the Sooners are recruiting him as well.

Linebacker propsect Dane Zaslaw of Edmond Memorial was still very impressive today, but no word on how he feels about the Sooners' offer.

Courtney Tennial of Glenpool also attended the camp. The Sooners like him, but they are only going to offer one, or maybe two running backs and right now he is not among the top two running backs the Sooners are recruiting.

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