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Maryland end is number 12 for Oklahoma

Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:11 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

If you look back at Oklahoma's recruiting classes, they are understandably full of kids from Texas and Oklahoma but the Sooners have had success going to other states from time to time and pulling out some kids. Not like their current class of 2012 however, as Bob Stoops and company added a commitment from Baltimore (Md.) defensive end Charles Tapper on Sunday to give them a player from a fifth different state.

"I believe Oklahoma was the best fit for me to get my degree and also the best choice to get me to the next level," Tapper told Scout.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound athlete held offers from West Virginia, Penn State, Miami and others but felt going to Norman was best for him. A talented but raw athlete, Tapper is also a very good basketball player and performed well in the Badger Sports 7-on-7 at Rutgersin the spring.

"I think it is going to be great because I think I will be able to learn a lot from coach Stoops," he said.

Tapper is the 12th commitment for Oklahoma in the upcoming class, which is expected to be on the smaller side numbers-wise. He is the first defensive lineman for the Sooners.

Since: Mar 2, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 4:42 pm

Maryland end is number 12 for Oklahoma

Oklahoma has the most underated players from the class of 2012. Tapper has barely even started his career in football and is being named the best recruit out of that area in over ten years and is getting comparisions to Juilius Peppers on some sites. Also sterling shepard will be the next Ryan Broyles type player who is better than same highschool teammate Barry Sanders Jr. The best from their class is Alex Ross who has a much faster 40, 100, and 200" State champion in 100 and 200"  than Johnathan Gray and DGB Also he out weighs Gray by 20 plus pounds. His is even to Adrian Peterson in almost every category" weight and speed ratio". Oklahoma always gets undervalued when it comes to recruiting. Ive proven for years our recruiting class is better than Texas' and if ole tom lugi from espn sees a recruit more than likely headed to texas hes automatically a 5 star and they never pan out. Stoops is a better recruiter than brown, because he can recruit all over the country and brown cant hardly get anything except for texas. I see another stellar class with many more championships to come for the Sooner Nation.

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