The Sooners plan to bring in four outstanding recruits for this weekend's big game against Iowa State.
Oklahoma will work to convince linebacker Lance Broadus, of Los Angeles (William Howard Taft HS), that Oklahoma is a good home away from home when he takes his first official visit this weekend to Norman. Broadus has indicated from day one that he will probably stay on the West coast, but he has stayed in contact with OU and the Sooners have convinced him to at least visit. The trip to Norman will be the first time that Broadus has ever flown on a plane.
The Sooners will also bring in strong safety Donte Nicholson out of Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, California. Nicholson is the top strong safety in the juco ranks and plays very much like Roy Williams did at OU. He looks the part as well at 6-2, 210 pounds.
Nicholson signed with Washington out of high school and he is still considering the Huskies. However, the Sooners toughest competition appears to be USC. He lives basically across the street from USC and according to Nicholson, the Trojans graduate their safeties while OU returns Brandon Everage, Eric Bassey, Brodney Pool, and Bobby Klinck. Nicholson has the natural size the and experience the Sooners are looking for to play the Roy Williams position.
OU is also bringing in the top junior college cornerback in the country in Chijoike Onyenegecha (6'3, 205, 4.4) from San Francisco City College in California. The Sooners go back to the school that shipped starting linebackers Lance Mitchell and Pasha Jackson to Norman. Onyenegecha is Nigerian and according to his Head Coach, George Rush, is the very best football player he has coached in over 20 years of coaching at the famed California junior college. That means he is better than Mitchell and Jackson, and the other 150 something players he has sent to D1 colleges over the years.
San Francisco City College is currently 5-0 this season and thus far Onyenegecha has only given up two catches for a total of 18 yards as a tight cover corner. He has tremendous size and is very physical at the line of scrimmage. Plus he ran a 10.28 100M. Onyenegecha started the recruiting process with 15 schools and OU has finished in the final five. OU will get his first visit. Onyenegecha has not indicated where he will take the rest of his visits.
I am not sure the Sooners need a junior college corner, but this guy is just too good to pass up. This is a perfect example of the Sooners continuing to upgrade their talent level despite the fact they already have good players at a position.
As reported earlier this week, Shreveport (Evangel Christian HS), La. wide receiver Tristen Ross will make his official visit to Norman. Ross has already visited Texas and also plans on taking a trip to Tennessee before making his decision.
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