June 8, 2008
Sooner camp has it's biggest day
In a week of hit and miss practices there is no doubt that the second to last day of Oklahoma's summer camp 2008 was a massive hit. This 'hit' was embodied by a bevy of talented defenders including a pair of Sooner commitments. However, that's not to say the offensive side was devoid of talent, in fact two of Texas' top juniors were in attendance as both Connor Wood and Eddie Johnson put on considerable showings of their talent.
Wood, a 2010 quarterback prospect from Houston Second Baptist, was impressive all day showing nice touch and a surprising ability to deal with a very windy day in Norman. It was clear throughout the day that Wood made a good impression not only upon the coaches but impressed many wide receivers who picked him out in numerous drills in hopes they could catch one of his textbook passes.
For all that Wood is as a traditional pro-style quarterback, Johnson was his equal in pure athleticism. At a towering 6-foot-4, the Midlothian, Texas product had a height advantage over not only cornerbacks but just about every other receiver in the camp. His breakaway speed and great hands only furthered the gulf between himself and many of the other camp participants.
However, if there was one aspect in which Johnson really separated himself it was both literally and metaphorically in jump balls. Johnson's height and long arms made him nearly indefensible in pass coverage.
The scary part is that both are just 2010 prospects who have two more years of torturing helpless defenders in the future.
In the case of Wood the Sooners are off to a better start than some might think as Mrs. Wood hails from Oklahoma City and the family until several years ago lived in Wichita, Kan.
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