Great news if you are an Oklahoma fan. At the team’s recent scrimmage, head coach Bob Stoops praised how well former Penn State receiver Justin Brown is fitting in, and former Fresno State receiver Jalen Saunders had a big practice, catching two touchdown passes. Saunders is still waiting word from the NCAA on getting a waiver to play immediately, but Brown is eligible right away due to the whole Penn State ruling.
When Stoops says Brown is fitting in, he’s not kidding. Brown is one of the starting outside receivers for the Sooners as of right now along with Trey Metoyer, and Kenny Stills is back working the slot. The Sooners also have a couple of receivers who are coming back off of suspension from the team, but who knows where they will fit in at this point. Obviously, Oklahoma is not hurting at the receiver position if their #3 target is Kenny Stills.
OU WRs coach Jay Norvell spoke out about the way the Sooners were able to get Justin Brown on the roster for the first time.
“Justin was a kid we reached out to because we needed a mature, experienced WR that’s played,” Norvell said. “And he was interested in the opportunity here. The more we talked, the more we felt like it was a good fit. He did come out here and visit us, but we didn’t go out to see him because we didn’t feel like it was the right thing to do.”
Upon further review, it appears as though the Sooners also have a steal in Jalen Saunders, who had 1,065 yards on just 50 catches with 12 touchdowns last year, as well as two rushing touchdowns. He’s a playmaker all across the board, so if he is eligible to play this year, he could be a big time impact player for them.