With many criticisms of Bob Stoops in recent memory of his inability to land top-tier recruits, the Oklahoma Sooners head coach has silenced critics with his 2014 class. National Signing Day has been kind to the head coach as he has just picked up four-star athlete Michiah Quick who has been compared to De’Anthony Thomas of the Oregon Ducks.
As one of the most exciting players in the 2014 class, Quick was rumored to have other schools ahead on his list, but the speedy athlete chose the Sooners and bolstered Stoops’ 2014 class which was already ranked No. 14 overall by Rivals.
Quick becomes the 26th commitment for the 2014 class and the eighth four-star for the Sooners. It looks like Stoops has this team built to compete with teams from the Big 12 and maybe the SEC if an appearance in the new four-team playoff is achieved by his squad.
Stoops has been praised lately for his late additions and continued pursuit of top recruits — even when people didn’t think he had much of a chance to land them.
Quick has been labeled a versatile playmaker with great speed and above average ball skills. At 6-foot-0 and 170 pounds, Quick might need to put on a little weight before becoming a top offensive weapon for the Sooners, but he has all the tools to be an elite talent.
Oklahoma looks to grow from its BCS bowl win against the Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 14 recruiting class and put together a national title-type season in 2014.
Well done, Stoops.
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