If you spent any time on Crimson and Cream Machine in the days leading up to National Signing Day, then JUCO studs WR Courtney Gardner and RB Damien Williams commitment to Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon came as no surprise. But that shouldn't take anything away from the excitement OU fans should be feeling about the two prospects. The two are arguably the top JUCO skill position players in the 2012 class and now both are Oklahoma Sooners!
Gardner had previously been committed to Arkansas, but after an official visit to Norman and hitting it off with both his fellow visitors and future teammates the speculation was it would just be a matter of time before he flipped to Oklahoma. At his announcement ceremony Wednesday afternoon the elite JUCO WR confirmed the speculation as officially signed with the Sooners.
Williams is criminally underrated, in my opinion, as being just a three star recruit according to Rivals. I believe when he arrives on campus this summer he will immediately become Okahoma's best running back. He can be that good.
I think both these guys are legit NFL good and I know I read one quote from a coach recruiting Gardner something to the effect of "If we get this guy, we better use him a lot because we'll only have him for one year." Now that's not a prediction on my or that coach's part that he's only here for one year, but more that he's that talented and could have such a big year he shoots up NFL draft charts.
Video of both the two new Sooners after the jump.
And here are some more recent highlights of Damien Williams.