Dec. 19, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced the signings of two junior college transfers to National Letters of Intent, Wednesday. Committed to play for the Sooners are punter Jed Barnett and defensive tackle Quincy Russell.
"We are pleased that Jed and Quincy have signed with the University of Oklahoma," Stoops said. "They are talented individuals who we believe can make contributions to our program on special teams and defense."
Barnett, a native of Camas, Wash., joins the Sooners from Laney College in Oakland, Calif. A five-star recruit by Chris Sailer Kicking and a two-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports.com, Barnett spent his freshman season in 2010 at the University of California where he redshirted. As a senior at Union High School he earned all-state honors as he averaged over 50.0 yards per punt and recorded 56 touchbacks as a kicker. He also earned all-region and all-conference in his final two seasons of competition.
Russell was named a 2012 NJCAA Football First Team All-American at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, after tallying 75 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. He also broke up five passes, forced a fumble and recovered another fumble. From San Antonio, Texas, Russell is a four-star recruit by 247Sports.com and earned three stars from ESPN, Scout and Rivals. He spent his prep career at Sam Houston High School.