Well this one pretty much came out of left field. While all the attention has shifted to the upcoming season and any recruiting talk is related to the 2012 class, the Sooners have apparently added a very late member to their 2011 class. Now former Michigan signee LB Kellen Jones has enrolled at OU after having left the Wolverines. According to reports, his departure from Ann Arbor was unexpected and the circumstances around it have never really been discussed.
Jones reportedly chose the Sooners thanks to the relationship he developed with Coach Venables during his recruitment process. While the Houston, TX product was never officially offered by OU they evidently recruited him long enough for he and Venables to get comfortable with one another. So now the Sooners appear to benefit from his apparent change of heart. At this point there is no reason to believe that Jones won't be eligible for this upcoming season and still have all four years of eligibility. Now to expect a kid to come in this late and make an impact or even play and not redshirt is probably optimistic to say the least, but he could definitely be a player in years to come.
According to Rivals, Jones was a three star prospect and the #29 ranked outside linebacker in the country for the 2011 class. Before leaving Michigan to come to OU, Jones had offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Boise State, Colorado, Missouri, Stanford, and Texas A&M.
Welcome to Sooner Nation Kellen!