Sooners Land Muskogee Duo

Muskogee, Okla.-- The top two recruits in the "Sooner State" just happen to be teammates at Muskogee High. Jameel Owens and Stacey McGee have been recruited by a who's who of major college football programs and tonight they ended the speculation by making their intentions known publicly.

Two of the state's top recruits announced Tuesday night that they intend to remain teammates at the University of Oklahoma.

Jameel Owens, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound wide receiver from Muskogee, Okla., had planned to take it all the way down to the wire and announce his intentions on signing day, but after growing tired of the process he decided to get the decision out of he way by announcing his decision to be an Oklahoma Sooner during a press conference that was held at the school.

"We bled together at Muskogee," Owens said, referring to himself and Stacey McGee. "Why can't we bleed crimson and cream together?"

Owens was recognized as one of the top players in the country when he was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that was held in San Antonio, and he did a good job representing the state as one of the top performers throughout the week of practice.

"It was a good experience," Owens said of the game and the week of practice in San Antonio. "It was a good experience getting to meet all of the guys that I am going to get to play with."

"There were kids (in the AA game) that were texting me and everything and I finally got to meet them one-on-one. I found out that I was not the goofiest one out there. It was a fun deal."

Jameel Owens Highlights-

Stacey McGee

There is no doubt that Oklahoma is getting a good one in McGee, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end who was a terror coming off of the edge for the Roughers this year.

As a junior, McGee was used mostly in the trenches of the offensive and defensive line, but as senior the versatile big man was used all over the field as the coaching staff was determined to get him more involved in the defensive schemes.

Their efforts paid off as McGee excelled in the new role and racked up 97 tackles, eight quarterback sacks, two interceptions and 19-20 pass deflections to earn All-State honors.

McGee, who is considered as the top heavyweight wrestler state, may have also been selected to play in the U.S. Army Bowl, but to play he would have been forced to lose all of his remaining eligibility in wrestling.

There seems to be an influx of wrestlers who are going on to star as d-linemen in college and McGee believes that he does get an added bonus on the grid-iron from what he is able to learn about grappling in the football off-season.

"It definitely helps you learn a lot about balance and how to use your hands," McGee explained. "It just makes your reaction time that much faster."

Stacey McGee Senior Highlights-

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