Dallas cornerback switches commitment to TU
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Thursday, December 13, 2012
12/13/12 at 5:35 AM
After having been committed to Texas Tech since February, Dallas Skyline cornerback Will Barrow's sense of security was rocked when Red Raider coach Tommy Tuberville left Lubbock last week to become the new head man at Cincinnati.
Barrow decided to rescind his commitment to the Red Raiders, and on Wednesday night he announced a new commitment - to the University of Tulsa football program.
Rated by Scout.com as a three-star national prospect, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Barrow had dialogue also with Houston and Washington State. Barrow says he was effectively recruited by Golden Hurricane defensive tackles coach Calvin Thibodeaux.
"He and I had a good bond," Barrow said. "Coach Thibodeaux told me that I have an opportunity to play as a freshman."
TU currently is starting a pair of seniors - Lowell Rose and John Flanders - at cornerback.
After Tuberville resigned at Texas Tech, "I wasn't sure what was going on," Barrow said. "I was concerned. I wasn't hearing anything from their coaches.
"From the beginning, Tulsa stayed consistent. They were the only school that checked up on me throughout the process. To me, communication is vital. Coach Thibodeaux has been great, and I had a good talk on the phone with Coach Blankenship (head coach Bill Blankenship). We talked about 10 minutes."
Barrow, who has planned an official visit to TU on Jan. 18, is the 16th player on TU's 2013 commitment list.
Verbal commitments are not binding. Recruits may sign national letters of intent in February Additional out-of-state athletes committed to TU are Jake Hanks, a linebacker from Fort Collins, Colo.; Jesse Brubaker, a defensive tackle from Wylie (Texas) East High School; Donnie White, a defensive end from De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis; Ryan Rubley, a quarterback from Mountain Vista (Colo.) High School and the son of former Tulsa quarterback T.J. Rubley; Jonathan Parker, a running back from Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis; Isaiah Brown, a defensive back from Katy, Texas; Keevan Evans, a wide receiver from Abilene (Texas) High School; and C.J. Gooden, a linebacker from Ashdown, Ark.
Oklahoma recruits on the Hurricane commitment list are Union wide receiver Khalid Kornegay, Union fullback-receiver Chris Hall, Vian offensive lineman Rob Boyd, Norman offensive lineman Zac Uhles, McAlester linebacker Devin Rolan, Sallisaw athlete Ben Oberste and Hooker safety Joe Bean.
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