June 21, 2006

Ugly ducklings no more

With all of the hub-bub about the recent release of the Rivals100 and 250 it would seem only natural to take a look at some players that the network might have missed on a bit, or have just generally exceeded the expectations of even the most Crimson-lensed Sooner fan.

So SoonerScoop.com brings you a list of 10 players currently in Norman who either already have made a big impact or will be stepping up to the plate in 2006.

1. Larry Birdine, Defensive End - Class of 2002
Analysis: There may not be a player in the Stoops era that has so frequently been on the cusp of greatness just to see it slip away momentarily. With Birdine's decision to play at the end of last year he has laid down the gauntlet for himself to have a big year and show the NFL the talent that so many around Norman have raved about since his arrival with the class of 2002. Birdine figures to contend for all-conference, and possibly all-american honors this year.

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