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Second-ranked TE McNamara picks Oklahoma

Posted on: December 29, 2011 1:32 am
Edited on: December 29, 2011 1:37 am
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Over the past few years Oklahoma has developed quite a pipeline from Southern California to Norman, expanding their recruiting base beyond just the state of Texas and the surrounding areas. You can add another player ticketed to play for the Sooners from the region after Wednesday night, as San Diego (Calif.) tight end Taylor McNamara committed to the program.

"Its official, boomer I'm a sooner!," McNamara tweeted.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder is a former Arizona commitment but, following the firing Mike Stoops, opened his recruitment back up. McNamara also considered Colorado but, in the end, ended up flipping from one brother to another with a pledge to Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops.

"Colorado is obviously not in a place where they're going to be winning as many games as Oklahoma," McNamara told Rivals. "I'm all about winning. I love winning and I really realized it this year."

McNamara is ranked as the nation's second best tight end in the class of 2012 and sits just outside the Maxpreps top 100. He stared over the summer at various camps and combines before putting together a solid senior season that earned him an invite to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.

"He shows soft hands, natural receiving skills, does a great job of adjusting to the ball in the air, can make a difficult catch look easy, shows good concentration, can extend his arms and catch the ball away from his body, and rarely drops anything within reach," analyst Tom Lemming said.

The pledge by McNamara gives Oklahoma 19 commitments for the class of 2012 and is the third tight end part of the group headed to Norman next season.




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