It's not every day I get to write an article evaluating how I think multiple freshmen may perform during their freshman year at the University of Oklahoma.
While the Sooners are consistently getting talented freshmen through recruiting, the likelihood of more than one or two freshmen getting a chance to start and produce decent stats is somewhat of a rarity at such a prestigious program.
This season, however, the Sooners are in both an exciting and unfortunate position. The Sooners took a major hit at wide receiver when juniors Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks, along with sophomore Kameel Jackson, were indefinitely suspended from the team in May. After getting their scholarships revoked, their future with the Sooners is seemingly over.
That makes junior Kenny Stills the only receiver in the lineup with any experience—at all. Luckily, wide receiver was a major plus for the Sooners in recruiting this past season. Many incoming freshmen, who are likely bypassing the redshirting process now, will have a great chance to step up and perform in the fall.
Still, wide receiver isn't the only position where freshmen have a chance to produce. The Sooners have limitless potential, but without much experience, it may be a bumpy ride—at least at the beginning of the season.