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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Sooners swipe a big target from the Hogs

By David Ubben


Oklahoma has received a letter of intent from juco receiver Courtney Gardner, who had been committed to Bobby Petrino at Arkansas since December, but switched his commitment after a visit to Norman last weekend.

The addition gives Oklahoma an even more loaded class at receiver, which includes two of the nation's top 10 receivers (Sterling Shepard, Durron Neal) in the 2012 class, as well as a five-star signee from last year (Trey Metoyer) who had to qualify academically.

From Bob Pryzybylo at SoonerNation:
Gardner tried to keep it quiet, but fellow commit Zack Sanchez (Keller, Texas/Central) let the cat out of the bag Monday in a radio interview by saying Gardner had committed to OU, too.

Gardner and Sanchez talked to each other for more than 90 minutes Saturday night at the hotel where both decided the Sooners were going to be the team for them.

For Gardner, he never thought OU would be an option. And at the beginning of the 2011 season, he really wasn’t considered. However, it became apparent as the season progressed that wide receiver was going to have to be a position of emphasis for 2012.

Safe to say: Mission accomplished for the Sooners on the receiver front.