Millard will be versatile for Sooners

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we talked with Oklahoma commit Trey Millard from Rock Bridge High School in Missouri.

All it took was an unofficial visit to Norman to convince Rock Bridge High (MO) tight end Trey Millard that Oklahoma was the place for him. It did not take him long to make the call. 

Now with a few days behind his commitment, the 6-foot-2.5, 245 Millard spoke about the overall decision.

"I took a visit to Oklahoma in early August and I really enjoyed it," Millard said. "The atmosphere was great and practice was nice too."

So nice to the point that Millard was considering giving a verbal much sooner than he did. It did not matter that other schools like Tennessee, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Syracuse, South Carolina and Stanford had offered, Millard was about 98 percent sure that Oklahoma had all he needed.

But it was a few key things that put the Sooners over the top.

"I really like the coaching style at Oklahoma. The practice intensity was impressive," Millard said. "The tempo with the quick no-huddle is something I like to see. We do some of the same stuff at my high school. Also, the attitudes of the players are important too. To see how they interact with the coaches and stuff like that."

Whether it was familiarity, the coaches or the tradition, Millard made the call to assistant coach Kevin Wilson and said he wanted to be a Sooner.

"He (Wilson) was excited when I called and committed," Millard said. "He said that I would play tight end, but can play some slot receiver and come out of the backfield some too. I like the way they use the tight end and I feel like I could do well at the position."

All that was mentioned are things that Millard has been doing at Rock Bridge High. Millard made commitment No. 22 for the Sooners, which has turned out to be yet another solid class for Oklahoma.

But don't let us tell it.

"I haven't talked to many of the recruits, but I did talk to a couple of commits while I was in town for my visit," Millard said. "I do know about them though and there is plenty of talent. It is definitely a great class who will keep up the winning tradition at Oklahoma."

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