Stoops was an all-state receiver at Norman North High School, where he totaled at least 1,000 yards and at least 15 touchdowns in both his junior and senior seasons. He received scholarship offers from Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas State, Memphis, Western Kentucky, SMU and others. He also had preferred walk-on offers from a number of schools, but the temptation to stay home and play for the school at which his father coached won out.
Although he will not be on scholarship, Stoops has a skill set that will give him an opportunity to carve out a role in Oklahoma’s offense. The three-star prospect has a serious knack for making difficult catches and is also a very good route-runner who could potentially be very productive as a slot receiver.
Anyway, this is a really cool story that has only just begun. I’m sure Bob and the family are thrilled that Drake is staying close to home and attending a university that has been such an important part of their lives over the past two decades. Drake will have the opportunity to showcase his skills at the highest level, and I’m supremely confident that he’ll make a real impact in some form or another.