Oklahoma continues their recent uptick on the recruiting trail Wednesday with news of their fourth verbal commitment in the Class of 2014 over the last ten days. Their most recent addition, according to multiple reports, is Tulsa Union tight end Carson Meier (VIDEO).
The 6'7" 220 pound Meier was only offered by Oklahoma less than a week ago, last Thursday to be exact, so he obviously didn't wait too long before making his commitment.
The news for OU fans is positive for reasons other than another solid addition to their rapidly growing 2014 class, but also because of the position Meier plays. Ever since the departure of Jermain Gresham, the tight end has played less and less of a role in this Oklahoma offense. So much so that at times last year fans were openly questioning if there were any still included on the roster.
While Gresham will be fondly remembered as one of the best to ever play the position at Oklahoma, he and Meier are far from polar opposites. Much like Gresham, Meier is basically a basketball player in pads when he's on the football field and not the basketball court (where he is a talented player in his own right). Again like Gresham, he's a guy Union frequently splits out wide to exploit his size and leaping ability to go up over the top of defenders.
For those familiar with the area, Tulsa Union is one of the most powerful high school football programs in the state so in Meier you know you're getting a kid who (1) knows what it takes to win at a high level and (2) knows how to conduct himself on and off the field.
Prior to his commitment, Meier also held offers from Duke, Oregon State, Rutgers, SMU, Washington State, and Wisconsin.
Welcome to Sooner Nation, Carson!