Recruiting: OU in Arlington CB's top three

Arlington, Texas cornerback Jamell Fleming profile.

Jamell Fleming, CB, 5'11, 187, 4.5, ARLINGTON (SEQUIN HS), TEXAS:

Jamell Fleming is one of those lockdown, crackdown type of cornerbacks that allows a defense to do some crazy things in the secondary and with the rest of the defense. He can take away one side of the secondary and leave all the other three players to any number of zones.

"I am always on the best receiver. That is the side of the field that I go to," said Fleming. "I like to do that because I am always up for a challenge. I like covering the other team's best receiver. The best receiver I have played against is Pooh Tennell, who signed with OU. He caught three passes against me, but he didn't score any touchdowns. I was playing him with a torn ligament in my finger."

Fleming broke into the starting line-up when he was a sophomore, but this season he is going to add wide receiver to his resume. Fleming only played in five games a year ago because of his damaged finger, but he has had surgery on the finger and is now back to 100 percent. As a sophomore, Fleming made 75 tackles and picked off seven passes.

Fleming can bench 320 pounds, squats 375 and he has posted a 35-inch vertical jump. Fleming also runs in open 200M (22.4) and the 4X100 (second leg) and 4X200 (second leg).

Fleming has been to combines in College Station and Waco, and did very well at both camps. He was ranked the ninth best prospect overall in College Station.

Fleming has been offered by Wisconsin, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, UCLA, Oklahoma, Florida, Central Florida and Baylor.

"My top three schools are Florida, Oklahoma and Texas A&M," said Fleming. "I like the location of all three schools and I have always liked the teams. The coaching staff at all three schools seem really good."

What does he think about Oklahoma?

"I like Oklahoma because I have family that lives up there," said Fleming. "My grandparents, aunts and uncles live in Oklahoma City, McAlester and Tulsa. My grandparents live in McAlester. OU always have a great program and they always play well in the secondary."

What will be the important factors in Flemings' decision?

"I will always say location, because I don't want to go too far North," said Fleming. "I want to play somewhere where it is warm. Also, I want to play for a good program that has a chance to win championships."

Fleming has qualified.

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