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August 7, 2012

Brown likely to join Sooners

OU football notebook

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said he couldn’t comment on wide receiver Justin Brown, who is transferring to OU from Penn State. Brown still hasn’t officially become a member of the team.

“Just like recruiting, until someone signs a national letter of intent or this case until they sign at admissions, I don’t think I’m allowed to speak to that,” Stoops said.

Brown, a senior who caught 35 passes for 517 yards last season, was scheduled to arrive in Norman on Monday. He’s already been removed from the roster on Penn State’s Web site.

Brown will be eligible to play this season.

Slot work

Running back Roy Finch did some work at slot receiver during the brief portion of Monday’s practice that was open to the media.

“Roy has such good hands and quickness there in the slot, just to work some at the inside receiver. He’s a talented guy,” Stoops said. “You think about the screens and the short routes underneath, you can throw it to him and let him run with it. It’s looked good.”

Up to par

OU still hasn’t practiced in full pads yet, but Stoops believes senior running back Dominique Whaley is fully recovered from the ankle injury he suffered last season.

“I believe he’s back to where he was,” Stoops said after OU’s fourth practice. “Now, cutting and all that, he’s still rusty. It’s natural to take a little time to keep getting it. But that was a good sign, on the first day when you had to make some cuts. We were locking people up and he was hitting the holes and accelerating through them in a nice way.”

Strong impression

Freshmen receivers Trey Metoyer, Durron Neal Sterling Shepard and Derrick Woods, and junior college transfer LaColton Bester are going to have big roles this season. Metoyer showed in the spring he’s capable of playing at high level.

Stoops isn’t trying to temper fans’ enthusiasm over the group.

“They all look good. I’m really excited about them,” he said. “Sterling really does stick out. Durron Neal has made plays every day – consistently fast, strong hands. They’re all doing good. Derrick Woods is doing good. LaColton Bester made a few plays today. So, I think those guys are doing really well.”

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