Upon his arrival at this week's Under Armour All-American game, five star defensive end Mario Edwards had some less than positive things to say about a recent visit to Norman, Oklahoma.
"Talking to some of the (current OU) players, no one had a lot of positive things to say about OU," Edwards said. "It was more, like, negative."
Additionally, Edwards said, he wasn't thrilled with the "vibe" of Norman.
"It was a real small town with really no social life there," he said. "After football season, you want to be somewhere you can socialize and all that stuff." - ESPiN Insider ($)
It certainly lends credence to the rumors of discontent surrounding this program and the recent rash of defections via player transfers. Obviously more than a little disappointing that such a thing could infect a much needed elite recruit and lead to some of the more negative comments I've heard from a recruit regarding an on-campus visit. Especially when you consider the complete 180 degree change when several months ago, both after the RRSO and an unofficial visit to Norman before the season started, Edwards could not have been more glowing in his review of the Sooners.
While things can change sometimes by the hour in the recruiting game, after these comments it's virtually impossible to envision any scenario where Edwards would ever commit to OU. Which at a position of need like DE is for 2012 and with an elite recruit like Edwards is a big ol' crap sandwich with a little over a month to go before National Signing Day.