Orlando Brown Flips Commitment from Tennessee to Oklahoma

Brian LeighFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2014

Credit: 247Sports

It's been a great national signing day (and overall close to the recruiting cycle) for Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners, who continued their momentum by flipping 3-star offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. from Tennessee and securing his commitment late Wednesday afternoon.

Oklahoma's official twitter account confirmed the news:

Brown Jr., the son of late former NFL player Orlando Brown, is the No. 448 overall player, No. 37 offensive tackle and No. 36 prospect in the state of Georgia, according to the 247Sports composite.

The site's subjective rankings think much more of Brown, however, grading him a 4-star recruit, the No. 29 offensive tackle and No. 22 prospect in the state of Georgia.

A lot of that has to do with size—something Brown Jr. has to spare, just like his father. He stands 6'8'' and weighs 338 pounds, so if Stoops and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh can hone that size into better technique, Brown could eventually become a special player.

As alluded to earlier, this commitment is the latest in a long string of signing-day coups for the Sooners, who also brought in 4-star safety Steven Parker (on Feb. 4) and 4-star athlete/receiver Michiah Quick. At the time of publication, the Sooners have moved past Texas for the top class in the Big 12, checking in at No. 14 in the country on the 247Sports team rankings.

Stoops and Co. might not be done yet, either. LSU commit Deondre Clark, an Oklahoma native and 4-star defensive end, was unable to sign his letter of intent because of inclement weather at his school on Wednesday, according to Scott Wright of The Oklahoman.

He's leaning heavily toward staying in-state and flipping to the Sooners, which would be another massive signing. If it happens, this closing stretch from OU might go from great to special.

After beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and poaching Brown away from Tennessee, it would only make sense for Stoops to vanquish yet another traditional SEC power.