The weekend has started with controversy at Oklahoma, but the Sooners got some much needed good news Saturday afternoon.
Offensive tackle Orlando Brown tweeted he is flying to Norman to join the team and a source confirms Brown will be eligible for the Sooners this fall.
?? to Norman. So long GA it's been real.— Orlando Brown (Zeus) (@ZEUS__78) July 26, 2014
Originally committed to Tennessee, Brown shocked a lot of people by flipping to OU on signing day. However, most thought Brown would never see a day at OU because he would qualify academically.
As the spring and summer wore on, that still appeared to be the case even though Brown has been quite adamant he would be able to make it to OU.
The addition of Brown gives OU all three of its tackles for the 2014 class. Brown and four-star prospect Kenyon Frison were among the last names to be officially cleared, but it looks like the only lineman to not make it to campus will be Natrell Curtis.
Brown is still not in the OU student database, but the Sooners have had him on their rosters this summer, including their latest one released.
Brown, who is 6-foot-8 and 340 pounds, is the son of former NFL player Orlando Brown. The younger Brown is from Georgia and OU was among his top three choices last spring before he picked Tennessee.
Following his commitment, not much was ever said about him looking around until the afternoon of signing day when rumors started swirling around like crazy that proved to be true.