NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners have landed an offensive lineman for their 2013 class Monday morning…
Beyer Talks OU Commitment
Matt Beyer made his commitment to Oklahoma official Tuesday night after a long game of phone tag with head coach, Bob Stoops, who's been on vacation with his family for the 4th of July. The 3-Star offensive tackle is enthusiastic about playing for a coach who's earned one national championship, seven Big 12 Championships and a holds a 139-34 record while coaching for OU. "Stoops is a great coach and a great man," Beyer said. "He's very knowledgeable. He told me he was happy I was coming to Oklahoma. He also told me to expect other colleges to continue to come after me, but that they would be very happy if I played for OU." Before committing to play with the Sooners, Beyer had offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Miami and Minnesota. The nation's No. 35 ranked offensive tackle said almost as soon as Oklahoma offered him he knew it was the right program. "My biggest goal was to be committed before the start of my senior football season," Beyer said. "People told me when you know you'll know. When OU offered me I knew it was the best fit. I like the education first and foremost, but Oklahoma is also a place I could see myself at for the next five years. I'm very thankful for all the colleges who came down to look at me." So what was it specifically that helped Beyer, a San Antonio, Texas native, realize Norman, Okla. was a place he could spend his next five years? The 6'6 275-prospect said while visiting OU there were a few things that stood out to him. "The Oklahoma campus is awesome," Beyer said. "The fan base is amazing. OU is going to be competing for a national championship every year. You can't find that at every school." Beyer said his relationship with the OU coaches formed early in the recruiting process when they were recruiting his teammate at Reagan High School, Trevor Knight, a former 3-Star quarterback, who signed with Oklahoma in the 2012 class. "Trevor has been a great resource for me in terms of looking at Oklahoma," Beyer said. "Not only was Trevor really happy for me that I chose OU, but also he was very supportive throughout the whole process and told me I needed to do what was best for me." Scout Evaluation: Plays tackle in high school and could play there or inside at guard in college. Is aggressive and mean at the point of attack, just the way that most fans like their linemen. He does a great job of keeping his feet moving and that allows him to remain locked on to the defenders. The combination of leverage, quickness and mean usually results in him blowing kids off the line of scrimmage. Needs to gain more experience in pass pro.
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