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Intel returns this week highlighted by OU perhaps finding its answer at tight end.

The Sooner Intel is an inside look into Oklahoma football and basketball recruiting and is solely for Sooners Illustrated subscribers. It is a sneak peek into what’s happening with OU recruiting and is not to be distributed anywhere else. OU gives Herndon something to think about Eventually the pieces fit. They always do with recruiting. It might take a little longer at some positions, but guys are always found. Tight ends coach Jay Boulware might have found his tight end for the future. It became clear when Olathe (Kan.) North tight end Josh Moore committed to Ohio State last month that it was back to the drawing board for OU. But Boulware didn’t have to look too far. Because even though he hadn’t been offered, North Forney (Texas) prospect Hunter Herndon has been on OU’s radar for a while. Boulware visited Herndon, a Rice commit, during the spring. It wasn’t just a simple visit, though, as Boulware looked at his transcripts and talked to Herndon’s parents. His message was clear...