Sooner coaches hit the road recruiting

Tatum, Texas RB Lennon Creer is just one of several prospects OU's coaches have visited this week. See inside for more details.

The Sooners were in the homes Tatum, Texas running back Lennon Creer and wide receiver Darnius Moore tonight, and they are very much in the running for both players.

The Sooners had good visits with both players. Creer's decision is down to OU and Tennessee, and OU took their at-bat to convince him that OU was the best for him.

Moore is a little more wide open, but OU is very high on his list as well. He is also considering Tennessee, Florida, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State, and he has offers from all four schools. OU loves Moore's speed and more and more schools are getting on him.

Coach Cale Gundy is recruiting Creer and coach Kevin Sumlin is recruiting Moore.

OU head coach Bob Stoops also made his way to the Tulsa area tonight to see offensive tackle Matt Romine from Union, Oklahoma. Romine remains a prime target for OU at this point.

The Sooners also went into the home of OL Donald Stephenson of Kansas City, Kansas. OU is very much in the running for Stephenson along with Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. James Patton and Kevin Wilson are recruiting Stephenson.


OU is no longer recruiting linebacker and former signee Chris Patterson at this point. This process has been going on for so long and Patterson is attending a junior college closer to home, so the Sooners and Patterson have just agreed to go in different directions.

Oklahoma will sign middle linebacker Mike Reed out of Yuba Junior College in California, who is ranked the third-best JUCO prospect in the country and the top JUCO MLB prospect in the country, and five-star talent Austin Box from of Enid.

Whether OU takes another linebacker remains to be seen, but Jermaine Love out of North Garland, Texas is getting a look.

Already, the Sooners have a top-flight junior linebacker committed in Daniel Franklin, who is from Habersham Central High School in Mt. Airy, Ga. Expect OU to sign at least three LBs in the 2008 class.

Arthur Brown from East High School in Wichita, Kan., may be the best junior LB in the country. He and his brother, Bryce Brown, have both attended the OU camp and both have a great interest in the Sooners.

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