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.