After a successful spring outing, Charleston Rambo remained on the sideline during the Oklahoma Sooners season opening win. A talented receiver with the potential to make big plays, Rambo’s presence wasn’t needed on Saturday. But, depth and talent surely become a premium and it’s something the receiver can provide.
Listed as questionable in game one, Rambo is expected to return to the field for game two of the year. The same, however, can not be said for Delarrin Turner-Yell. The safety was spotted in a knee brace on his right leg on Saturday after suffering an injury during practice. Needless to say, the budding star will not be available against UCLA this upcoming weekend.
Entering 2018, Drake Stoops failed to receive an offer from the Oklahoma Sooners. However, the receiver refused to give up on the dream of playing in the crimson and cream. Committing to the university on January 12, 2018 as a preferred walk-on, Stoops turned down offers from various programs around the country. Yet, I’m not sure anyone could predict the situation that played out on Saturday against the Florida Atlantic Owls.
Competing for a spot in the rotation at slot receiver, Stoops debuted as a true freshman in the first quarter of the contest Reeling in an eight yard catch, the reception secured a first down. Keeping the drive alive, the catch sent the crowd into a frenzy. But, the youngster wasn’t quite done for the day.
Ending with two catches for 16 yards, Stoops name once again surfaced at the weekly press conference with Lincoln Riley. This time, the coach addressed the weight of the name and how it affected recruiting. “If I was another program with his last name, that would make me more likely to offer him… His last name here — I’ve even told Drake this — probably hurt him. Just for me, and it’s not fair, I was probably a harder judge on him of wanting to, because of his dad’s time here, I was maybe even more patient in recruiting him because of that,” said Coach Riley. “Not that we were right. We believed in him as a player.”