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Did you miss our live Signing Day webcast presented by Oklahoma Farm Bureau on SoonerSports.com? Here's your opportunity to watch host Kenny Mossman, Bob Stoops and the OU coaching staff discuss the 2011 class.

VideoSigning Day Webcast Segment 1
Host Kenny Mossman and OU head coach Bob Stoops break down the earliest signees for 2011.
VideoSigning Day Webcast Segment 2
Coach Bobby Jack Wright joins Mossman in reviewing highlights of OU's 2011 defensive signees.
VideoSigning Day Webcast Segment 3
Coach Josh Heupel joins Mossman in reviewing OU's 2011 signees from the offensive side of the ball.
VideoStoops Signing Day Press Conference
Coach Stoops officially announces Oklahoma's 2011 signing class and fields questions from the media.
Video2011 OU Signing Day TV Show
Watch the show that originally aired on Cox recapping 2011 Signing Day for the OU football program.
Photos2011 OU Signing Day Photo Gallery
View photos from the Switzer Center as OU football welcomes 17 new Sooners on 2011 Signing Day.
Go to Map Friday Nights to Sooner Saturdays
Want to see where the newest Sooners played their high school ball? Using GoogleMaps, we plotted out the home stadiums of Oklahoma's signees from the 2011 class. Take a virtual road trip to each player's prep stomping grounds...
 
 Time  Signee
Video
Pos
Ht
Wt
 Hometown (School)
 Enrolled  Marquis Anderson
Highlight Video
DT
6-2
270
 Cibolo, Texas (Byron P. Steele HS)
 Enrolled  Kendal Thompson
Highlight Video
QB
6-2
175
 Moore, Okla. (Southmoore HS)
 Enrolled  Brandon Williams
Highlight Video
RB
6-0
190
 Brookshire, Texas (Royal HS)
 7:01 a.m.  Trey Metoyer
Highlight Video
WR
6-2
185
 Whitehouse, Texas (Whitehouse HS)
 7:05 a.m.  Nathan Hughes
Highlight Video
DE
6-5
257
 Spring, Texas (Klein Oak HS)
 7:28 a.m.  Kameel Jackson
Highlight Video
WR
6-1
185
 Arlington, Texas (Sam Houston HS)
 7:30 a.m.  P.L. Lindley
Highlight Video
LB
6-2
205
 Round Rock, Texas (Stony Point HS)
 7:30 a.m.  Jordan Wade
Highlight Video
DT
6-4
290
 Round Rock, Texas (Stony Point HS)
 7:36 a.m.  Dan Tapko
Highlight Video
DE/TE
6-5
235
 Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst HS)
 8:19 a.m.  Jordan Phillips
Highlight Video
DT
6-6
290
 Towanda, Kan. (Circle HS)
 8:51 a.m.  Max Stevenson
Highlight Video
TE
6-6
240
 Spring, Texas (Klein Oak HS)
 9:14 a.m.  Danzel Williams
Highlight Video
RB
5-9
190
 Arlington, Texas (James Martin HS)
 9:21 a.m.  Derek Farniok
Highlight Video
OT
6-9
320
 Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington HS)
 9:37 a.m.  Dylan Dismuke
Highlight Video
OT
6-6
292
 Duncan, Okla. (Duncan HS)
 9:42 a.m.  Bennett Okotcha
Highlight Video
CB
6-0
175
 Coppell, Texas (Coppell HS)
 11:09 a.m.  Frank Shannon
Highlight Video
S
6-3
205
 Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)
 1:19 p.m.  Nila Kneubuhl
Highlight Video
OL
6-4
280
 Euless, Texas (Trinity HS)
 
 Marquis Anderson
DT | 6-2 | 270 | Steele HS | Cibolo, Texas
 
   
U.S. Army All-American
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com and Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
No. 8 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 15 player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com
No. 15 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com
Had 61 tackles (21 solo) as a senior, 20 tackles for loss, two sacks, 19 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries
Had 35 tackles with 6.5 sacks and one forced fumble as a junior, 22 tackles and one sack as a sophomore
 
School in Session for New Recruits - Norman Transcript
OU Puts Emphasis Up Front With Anderson - Tulsa World
Sooners Pick Up DT Anderson - The Oklahoman
 
Steele Knights
Coach: Mike Jinks
Class 5A | 2,150 Students
Lehnhoff Stadium
Capacity: 7,500
View on GoogleMaps
Cibolo, Texas
Population: 3,035
Travel Distance: 393.8


 Dylan Dismuke
OT | 6-6 | 292 | Duncan HS | Duncan, Okla.
 
   
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com and Scout.com
No. 22 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 38 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com
No. 54 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 2 recruit in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No. 4 player in the state Oklahoma by Scout.com
 
Chat Recap With OU's Dylan Dismuke - The Oklahoman
Dismuke Dreamed of Playing for OU - Duncan Banner
Prized Recruit Commits to Oklahoma - The Oklahoman
Duncan Demons
Coach: Jim Holloway
Class 5A | 982 Students
Halliburton Stadium
Capacity: N/A
View on GoogleMaps
Duncan, Okla.
Population: 22,505
Travel Distance: 57.8


 Derek Farniok
OT | 6-9 | 320 | Washington HS | Sioux Falls, S.D.
 
   
Three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com
No. 1 player in the state of South Dakota by Scout.com
No. 55 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 76 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 77 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com
No. 3 recruit in the Rocky Mountain states by Rivals.com
Older brother Tom is committed to Iowa State
Dad played at St. Cloud State and uncle played at South Dakota State 
 
"Big D" to Perennial Title Contender - KDLT Sioux Falls
Oklahoma Scores State's Biggest prize - Argus Leader
Derek Farniok Picks Oklahoma - KELO Sioux Falls
Farniok Headed for Big 12's Oklahoma - Argus Leader
Washington Warriors
Coach: Brian Hermanson
Class 2A | 2,093 Students
Howard Wood Field
Capacity: 10,000
View on GoogleMaps
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Population: 123,975
Travel Distance: 700.3


 Nathan Hughes
DE | 6-5 | 257 | Klein Oak HS | Spring, Texas
 
   
Under Armour All-American
Five-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com and Rivals.com
Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150
No. 5 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com
No. 11 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 22 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 5 player in the State of Texas by Scout.com
Had 82 tackles, 11 sacks and one forced fumble in 2009
Had 68 tackles, four sacks, two pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 2008 
 
Hughes Fell in Love With Oklahoma - Klein Sun
Top Prospects Flock to Oklahoma - ESPN
OU Might be Tempted to Move Hughes - The Oklahoman
 
Klein Oak Panthers
Coach: David Smith
Class 5A | 3,721 Students
Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 8,500
View on GoogleMaps
Spring, Texas
Population: 36,385
Travel Distance: 364.3


 Kameel Jackson
WR | 6-1 | 185 | Sam Houston HS | Arlington, Texas
 
   
Participated in the NUC All-World Gridiron Classic
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com and Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
No. 39 wide receiver in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 34 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 69 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com
No. 61 player in the state of Texas by Scout.com
Caught 13 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns in 2009 despite missing time due to a knee injury
Had 54 catches for 761 yards and seven TDs in 2008
Sam Houston Texans
Coach: Daniel Edelman
Class 5A | 2,744 Students
Wilemon Field
Capacity: 8,500
View on GoogleMaps
Arlington, Texas
Population: 332,969
Travel Distance: 172.9


 Nila Kneubuhl
OL | 6-4 | 280 | Trinity HS | Euless, Texas
 
   
Three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com
No. 38 tight end in the nation by Scout.com
No. 50 offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 77 tight end in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 75 player in the state of Texas by Scout.com
No. 77 player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com
Had 10 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown in 2010 
 
Kneubuhl Makes Late Switch to OU - Dallas Morning News
 
Trinity Trojans
Coach: Steve Lineweaver
Class 5A | 2,181 Students
Pennington Field
Capacity: 12,500
View on GoogleMaps
Euless, Texas
Population: 46,005
Travel Distance: 166.1


 P.L. Lindley
LB | 6-2 | 205 | Stony Point HS | Round Rock, Texas
 
   
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com
No. 11 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 34 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 43 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com
Recorded 90 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and forced two fumbles in 2009
Recorded 61 tackles and three sacks in 2008
 
Signing Day at Stony Point HS - KVUE Austin
Lindley to Play for OU - Austin American-Statesman
Stony Point Tigers
Coach: Craig Chessher
Class 5A | 2,543 Students
Reeves Stadium
Capacity: 11,000
View on GoogleMaps
Round Rock, Texas
Population: 61,136
Travel Distance: 326.0


 Trey Metoyer
WR | 6-2 | 185 | Whitehouse HS | Whitehouse, Texas
 
   
ESPNU, Parade and U.S. Army All-American
Five-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150
No. 1 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com
No. 2 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 8 wide receiver in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 12 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 2 player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com
No. 4 player in the state of Texas by Scout.com
No. 21 recruit in the nation by 247Sports.com
Had 108 receptions for 1,540 yards and 23 TDs in 2010
First-team Class 4A all-state selection
District offensive player of the year
Had 72 receptions for 1,105 yards and 15 TDs in 2009
Collected 74 receptions for 1,105 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2008  
 
Metoyer OU's First Five-Star Receiver - The Oklahoman
Talent, Attitude Have Made Metoyer a Star - Sports Illustrated
One of the Most Gifted WRs in Nation - Dallas Morning News
Metoyer Could Boost OU WR Corps - Tulsa World
 
Whitehouse Wildcats
Coach: Randy McFarlin
Class 4A | 1,333 Students
Wildcat Stadium
Capacity: 7,000
View on GoogleMaps
Whitehouse, Texas
Population: 7,327
Travel Distance: 243.0


 Bennett Okotcha
CB | 6-0 | 175 | Coppell HS | Coppell, Texas
 
   
Three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com
No. 42 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com
No. 50 cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 64 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 98 player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com
Had two interceptions in 2009 along with catching nine passes for 142 yards and a TD
 
OU Swipes Okotcha from Notre Dame - The Oklahoman
Coppell's Okotchu Lands at OU - ESPN Dallas
Bennett Okotchu Switches to Sooners - The Oklahoman
Coppell Cowboys
Coach: Joe McBride
Class 5A | 2,680 Students
Cowboy Stadium
Capacity: 12,000
View on GoogleMaps
Coppell, Texas
Population: 35,958
Travel Distance: 158.6


 Jordan Phillips
DT | 6-6 | 290 | Circle HS | Towanda, Kan.
 
   
Under Armour All-American
Five-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com and Rivals.com
Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150
No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com
No. 10 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 50 recruit in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 1 recruit in Kansas by Rivals.com and Scout.com
No. 68 recruit in the nation by 247Sports.com
Had 68 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 2010
Also recorded 17 receptions for 400 yards and four touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns and had a 36.9-yard punting average
Class 4A all-state selection in 2010
Recorded 40 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 2009
Also caught 15 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns
 
Circle's Jordan Phillips Signs With Sooners - El Dorado Times
Phillips Looks Like DT That Can Catch - The Oklahoman
Circle's Phillips Enjoys Comforts of Home - Wichita Eagle
Phillips Continues to Improve Game - USA Today
 
Circle Thunderbirds
Coach: Lee LaMunyon
Class 4A | 502 Students
Circle Stadium
Capacity: N/A
View on GoogleMaps
Towanda, Kansas
Population: 1,338
Travel Distance: 179.6


 Frank Shannon
S | 6-3 | 205 | Skyline HS | Dallas, Texas
 
   
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com and Rivals.com
No. 17 safety in the nation by Scout.com
No. 37 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 48 safety in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 35 player in the state of Texas by Scout.com
Skyline Raiders
Coach: Reginald Samples
Class 5A | 4,587 Students
Forester Field Capacity: 10,000
View on GoogleMaps
Dallas, Texas
Population: 1,188,580
Travel Distance: 171.5


 Max Stevenson
TE | 6-6 | 240 | Klein Oak HS | Spring, Texas
 
   
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
No. 12 tight end in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 11 tight end in the nation by Scout.com
No. 17 tight end in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 47 player in the state of Texas by Scout.com
Had 46 receptions for 736 yards and five TDs in 2010
Hauled in 19 receptions for 314 yards and two touchdowns in 2009
Had five receptions for 64 yards and one TD in 2008
Played a key role in Klein Oak's rushing attack
 
Stevenson Knew OU Was His Place - Klein Sun
Klein Oak Panthers
Coach: David Smith
Class 5A | 3,721 Students
Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 8,500
View on GoogleMaps
Spring, Texas
Population: 36,385
Travel Distance: 364.3


 Dan Tapko
DE/TE | 6-5 | 235 | Rockhurst HS | Kansas City, Mo.
 
   
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com and Rivals.com
No. 24 tight end in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 25 tight end in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 1 recruit in Missouri by Rivals.com and Scout.com
No. 32 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com
First-team All-State selection in 2008
 
Rockhurst's Tapko Commits to OU - Kansas City Star
Rockhurst Hawklets
Coach: Tony Severino
Class 6A | 1,066 Students
Rockhurst Stadium
Capacity: N/A
View on GoogleMaps
Kansas City, Mo.
Population: 441,545
Travel Distance: 310.7


 Kendal Thompson
QB | 6-2 | 175 | Southmoore HS | Moore, Okla.
 
   
Under Armour All-American
Three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com
No. 2 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com and Scout.com
No. 14 quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 17 quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com
Played in just three games as a senior due to an injury
Completed 25-of-34 passes for 295 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions in those three games while rushing 42 times for 237 yards and one TD
As a junior in 2009, completed 166-of-259 passes for 2,793 yards and 29 touchdowns while rushing for 466 yards and 10 touchdowns
As a sophomore in 2008, threw for 1,025 yards and 13 touchdowns on 76-of-148 passing while rushing for 136 yards and one touchdown
Son of former OU quarterback Charles Thompson
High school teammate of current Sooners Austin Haywood, Julian Wilson and Nyko Symonds. 
 
Kendal Thompson Vows to Finish - Tulsa World
School in Session for New Recruits - Norman Transcript
Thompson Will Get Head Start at OU - The Oklahoman
 
Southmoore SaberCats
Coach: Chris Jensen
Class 6A | 1,777 Students
Moore Stadium
Capacity: 3,105
View on GoogleMaps
Moore, Okla.
Population: 41,138
Travel Distance: 8.5


 Jordan Wade
DT | 6-4 | 290 | Stony Point HS | Round Rock, Texas
 
   
Four-star recruit by ESPN, Scout.com and Rivals.com
Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150
No. 8 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 15 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 21 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com
No. 49 player in the state of Texas by Scout.com
Recorded 40 tackles and five sacks in 2010
Recorded 77 tackles, 14 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and six pass breakups in 2009
Recorded 48 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass breakup in 2008 
 
Signing Day at Stony Point HS - KVUE Austin
Top Prospects Flock to Oklahoma - ESPN
Wade to Play for OU - Austin American-Statesman
 
Stony Point Tigers
Coach: Craig Chessher
Class 5A | 2,543 Students
Reeves Stadium
Capacity: 11,000
View on GoogleMaps
Round Rock, Texas
Population: 61,136
Travel Distance: 326.0


 Brandon Williams
RB | 6-0 | 190 | Royal HS | Brookshire, Texas
 
   
Under Armour All-American
Five-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150
No. 3 RB in the nation by Rivals.com and Scout.com
No. 7 running back in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 16 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 3 player in Texas by Rivals.com and Scout.com
No. 18 recruit in the nation by 247Sports.com
Rushed for 2,438 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2010 while racking up 144 yards receiving with two TDs
2010 Texas Class 3A all-state selection
Rushed for 1,815 yards and 14 TDs as a junior while totaling 38 receptions for 512 yards and four TDs 
 
Brandon Williams Shines Bright in Class - The Oklahoman
School in Session for New Recruits - Norman Transcript
Top Prospects Flock to Oklahoma - ESPN
Williams an Exceptional Skill Player - Dallas Morning News
Brandon Williams Ready for Oklahoma - YouTube
 
Royal Falcons
Coach: Marshall Green
Class 3A | 529 Students
Falcon Stadium
Capacity: 2,000
View on GoogleMaps
Brookshire, Texas
Population: 3,450
Travel Distance: 385.5


 Danzel Williams
RB | 5-9 | 190 | Martin HS | Arlington, Texas
 
   
Under Armour All-American
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com
Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150
No. 8 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com
No. 18 athlete in the nation by Scout.com
No. 37 running back in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 72 player in the state of Texas by Scout.com
Rushed 211 times for 1,659 yards and 30 TDs in 2010 and recorded eight receptions for 79 yards and one TD
Rushed 152 times for 1,221 yards and 22 TDs in 2009 and recorded 21 receptions for 255 yards and two TDs
Rushed for 621 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2008 
 
Williams Sets School TD Record - Dallas Morning News
Dazzling Danzel Highlights Win - Dallas Morning News
 
Martin Warriors
Coach: Bob Wagner
Class 5A | 3,273 Students
Cravens Field
Capacity: 8,500
View on GoogleMaps
Arlington, Texas
Population: 332,969
Travel Distance: 172.9
 
  Signing Day 2011

Seventeen high school prospects signed letters of intent with Oklahoma as the Sooners once again added one of the nation's top-rated recruiting classes. Nine different positions and five states are represented on the list.
 
"We like the depth and versatility of this class," said OU Head Coach Bob Stoops. "It's a talented, athletic group that will contribute in a lot of different positions."
 
And some may have the opportunity to contribute quickly.
 
"We were and still are a young team, but our philosophy has been to play the guys who are ready to play," Stoops said. "We're seeing more and more who are coming to us with the maturity to be on the field. If they can help us, they'll have that opportunity."
 
Three of the signees are defensive tackles. The Sooners added two each along the offensive line, at defensive end, wide receiver, defensive back and running back. Another is a tight end while two more list as tight end/defensive end.
 
Twelve of the signees are from Texas with two from Oklahoma and one each from South Dakota, Kansas and Missouri.
 
"We've recruited nationally and will continue to do so, but we also recognize that proximity to campus matters and it just so happened that we were able to sign this class from states that are close to Oklahoma," Stoops said.
 
Three of the new players are already attending classes at Oklahoma. Those three are defensive tackle Marquis Anderson, quarterback Kendal Thompson, who is the son of former OU quarterback Charles Thompson, and running back Brandon Williams.
 
  Coach Stoops Press Conference

Opening Statement
"Welcome everybody. It's good to be here at the basketball game and doing our press conference. I know everybody has been dealing with the weather the last couple of days so we'll make this work. Today, we are excited about this signing class. Although 95 percent of it has been in place since this summer, we are still ecstatic about the number of players, the players we have at each position, quality players and it's really a typical class that we have where we've got a little bit of every position.
 
"We feel it is obvious by the way people have respected our class with all the different rankings, to know that there are only 17 players and it's still regarded as one of the better ones in the country. I think again it speaks of the quality of players. I feel we've met all our needs with big guys on o-line, d-line, speed positions, receivers, a defensive back, running backs. You know all those guys and then you got the linebackers and tight ends, those guys in the middle. They're all our style of players. So anyways, it's just a quality class, like usual. You know we've got players from five or six different states and a large portion down through Texas, which is always, being so close, is always excellent to go recruit down there."
 
On the most critical needs of the recruiting class:
"I never feel ,fortunately for a good number of years now, that we've ever been depleted anywhere. So as you see it's just a really good mix of a couple (positions), three o-linemen, you get a couple tight ends, you get a running back, you get a couple wide receivers, you get a couple linebackers, d-ends. You know, it's a little bit of everything. So to us, I feel in a good number of years now, we've been able to be fairly balanced and never be really short anywhere, just add to what we have."
 
On the class size and how the roster will work out:
"It will [work out.] It's just like last night, one guy changes his mind, goes somewhere else so I feel good about it and it's similar to what we've done in the past. So, I feel it's where most everybody is these days and I feel comfortable about it."
 
On recruiting in Kansas:
"Well they do have excellent players throughout Kansas. I think the biggest issue, always in recruiting, two things that I feel have always helped us overall: proximity I think always makes a difference to families and recruits and the fact we've done well. You look at players that are here from those areas that are having great careers and we've had success. You look at the championships and the bowl games, those kind of things that matter to the players. They're close enough for their families to come down and participate in it without a lot of great expense without flying and those type of things. Usually, they pay attention and relate to, follow certain players in their area that they may know a little bit."
 
On the three players who enrolled early:
"We haven't had much chance to get around them a lot in workouts, we really haven't. We've been out on the road for the most part. Players are just now back doing some things this week and we had a few days where we haven't been in school so I haven't really had time to be with them in work outs. But, they are here and you know listening to Coach Schmidt attest to what they've been doing to this point, they are very impressive. They are guys we really like. Kendal Thompson at quarterback, Brandon Williams at running back and Marquis Anderson at defensive line are the three that are here now."
 
On having two Elite 11 quarterbacks:
"I'm not sure, to be honest with you, if we have or not [had two Elite 11 quarterbacks.] Coach Heupel does a great job in his evaluations in what he likes and you know Kendal's (Thompson) a guy that throws the ball really well. He's been developed really well at a young age and in our camps the last few years also, so we are excited about him as a passer. But then you look at him athletically, he brings another dimension to be able to escape some things and get you out of trouble sometimes with his legs. He gives you the opportunity also to have six, seven plays a game where the quarterback is designed to take off with it."
 
On comparing Roy Finch to Brandon Williams and Finch's recovery:
"He's [Roy Finch] coming along just fine. We don't have him running just yet but there haven't been any setbacks. Brandon is much bigger than Roy. Brandon is more in the style of, I'd say, DeMarco [Murray] and Adrian [Peterson] or somewhere in between the two. He's a guy that's all of 6-1 and probably 205-210 pounds, got incredible speed. He's a physical type guy in the way he likes to run."
 
On recruiting Nila Kneubuhl and Bennett Okotcha:
"Well like a lot of times you have guys that maybe you've been working on for a long time and it just fortunately came together here in the last few days or last week. They're guys that we think could really have really great careers here. They are similar to a lot of guys who've had great careers here that we've signed and sometimes late. Bennett has excellent size for a corner. When I say size, I mean height and strength to him. He's got great ball skills.
 
"Brandon Carter dropped out a while back and this gave an opportunity here with him and it was perfect. We are really excited about him. Nila is very physical guy that really can play on either side of the ball. He's a guy that right now weighs 290 but looks like he weighs 240. You love guys like that that have that kind of size to them. He's going to have great strength and ability to be a physical player for us on one side or the other."
 
On Trey Metoyer:
"A little bit of everything makes him special. I think everybody has watched him, I'm always amazed when I watch him play where he'll have two or three guys surrounding him and he goes up and gets the ball. He's one of those guys that has those incredible hands that if you get the ball within 10 yards of him he's going to get it, but then you look at the speed and athleticism with it and the great size, he has a chance to be a really special player."
 
On Kendal Thompson's living up to his father's [Charles Thompson] name:
"I think in the end he has to be his own guy. Charles [Thompson] has done a great job to this point, along with his high school coach of really bringing him up and developing him. He has a lot of polish to him as a young guy and quarterback with his footwork and the way he throws the football. So in the end, that will be for them as a family to work through those kinds of things. We just want him to be Kendal. Do what you're able to do and grow in the program and I'm sure he will. He's had a great high school career and I think he will do well with us."
 
On getting LOIs faxed in with the weather conditions:
"A lot of telephone calls. Fortunately all the networks were still operating and the biggest issue was kids making sure they were able to get to a fax machine. I guess it just took away from some of the pageantry at different schools and being able to get there in front of the whole school and have all of that, but as long as they could sign it with their parents and find a fax machine it worked ok for us since we aren't able to be there anyway."