February 22, 2009

Sooners Grab Some More Austin Talent

Through the years the Austin, Texas area has been surprisingly quite fruitful to the Oklahoma Sooners. Few players have had a greater, and more memorable, impact than Sooner legend Derrick Strait of Austin Lanier. The Sooner coaching staff certainly hopes that their latest commitment does more than simply follow Strait's lead up I-35 but follow his lead on the field as Oklahoma's future left tackle.

That's because Oklahoma has landed a commitment from Pflugerville, Texas's 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson.

The decision came just hours after returning from a visit to Baylor's junior day, and while the timing of the decision would suggest it was an easy call to make between the Sooners and the Bears Thompson says that wasn't the case.

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