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Parker a worthwhile battle for OU

OU signee Steven Parker

It was a recruitment that featured so many twists and turns, but OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was never going to throw in the towel with Steven Parker.

It was one of his first recruiting trips since coming back to Oklahoma, and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was relishing taking control of the Tulsa area recruiting. In May 2012 he made his ways Jenks, Okla., to look at Class of 2013 wide receiver Jordan Smallwood. While there, though, there was another name that caught his attention. And there you go, that's how the recruitment began with...

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