RECRUITING: Stoops invading Ohio for big-time DL

Sooners in top seven, but will the home-state Buckeyes be too tough to beat for this talented prospect?


Maupin is a tremendous in the trenches and usually wades through two to three offensive linemen at a time and he still can't be stopped. A three-year starter, Maupin was in the defensive line rotation as a sophomore before stepping into the starting rotation last season. Maupin doesn't keep up with his stats, but reportedly finished with 65 tackles last season and four sacks.

"I think my season went pretty good," said Maupin. "In one game I had 12 tackles and in another I finished with nine. I like to get off my blocks and chase the running back and I can do that pretty well."

Maupin can max-bench press 300 pounds, squats 385 and has a 27-inch vertical jump. Maupin has wrestled and played basketball thus far on the varsity level and plans to wrestle again next year.

Maupin will attend the Tennessee and Ohio State summer football camps. Maupin likes Tennessee, Ohio State, Purdue, Oklahoma, Miami, Michigan State and Notre Dame.

"I am not really leaning toward anybody and I seem to like all the schools right now," said Maupin. "I really don't know a lot about Oklahoma at this point, but I know that it is a real good program. I grew up rooting for Ohio State and I would say that the Buckeyes are my favorite right now. However, they haven't offered me at this point, while Michigan State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Boston College have offered."

Maupin is taking the test soon.

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