A lot of recruits get conflicted about where they want to go to school and trying to sort out what is real and what is just a coach trying to be a salesman.
It wasn’t an easy journey for West Valley City (Utah) Granger offensive tackle Kenyon Frison, but it’s going to end at Oklahoma as Frison signed with the Sooners on Wednesday morning.
In an absolute pick ‘em battle, OU beat out Utah, Arizona State and Nebraska to land Frison. There was no favorite at all heading into his decision.
OU had been closing strong throughout the last month on the recruiting trail except when it came to offensive tackle. The Sooners had four linemen commits but not the pledge of one true tackle.
That changed with Frison’s signature. Committed to Utah since last February, the Sooners gave their best shot in November on his official visit.
ASU and Nebraska did the same in January and Frison decommitted from the Utes a couple of weeks ago. But what Frison was thinking was a huge mystery because he enjoyed all of his visits so much.
OU zeroed in on Frison hard in January, especially with his lead recruiter defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery. The Sooners made several trips to Utah in the last month, and their efforts were rewarded Wednesday.
With an offensive line class of five and three of them coming in the last month, it was an interesting first year for offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh. Off to a great start for 2015, it took a while to get 2014 prospects on board.
But finishing with Frison is the perfect way to end 2014 and to look toward 2015 for the Sooners.