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Running Back - Brookshire, Tx - Royal High School
Recruiting Sites: Rivals - Scout - ESPN
Video ($): Rivals, ESPN, Scout TV
Measurables: 6'1" 188lbs 4.4 40
Rankings: Rivals - Rivals 250 Watch List, Scout - #12 RB in nation
Status - Verbally Committed to Oklahoma
Offers and Other Interested Schools - offers from Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Arkansas
According to ESPN, the Oklahoma Sooners have just picked up a verbal from Brookshire, Tx running back Brandon Williams. Williams had previously been committed to the Baylor Bears but he has apparently decided to go with Oklahoma after spending the past weekend at the Sooners Spring Game. This is a huge pick-up and if it sticks, will most likely finish off Oklahoma's running back recruiting for the class of 2011 (although Bradley Marquez could possibly still find a spot as a slot WR). Brandon came into the summer with less hype than the likes of Marlon Brown, Hershel Sims and Aaron Green, but his stock has steadily rose and many think is as good, or better than any other backs from Texas this year.
For a good idea of Brandon's talent, check out this blurb from Burnt Orange Nation's, GhostofBigRoy (he may be a Longhorn, but he knows what he is talking about):
Wow. Gimme, gimme. It doesn't take long for Williams to blow you away on film. Closest thing to Adrian Peterson since AD himself -- runs hard, has elite speed, but is probably an even more polished receiver than AD at the same age. Has the size to be effective in blitz pick up. No questions about size or speed.
What a fantastic way to start the week. Welcome aboard Brandon!