Simon, Anderson no longer with OU football team
BY GUERIN EMIG World Sports Writer
Sunday, February 17, 2013
NORMAN – The Oklahoma football program, in the midst of a staff transition, has now lost some players as well.
Reserves Gary Simon and Marquis Anderson are no longer with the Sooners, an OU official confirmed to the Tulsa World late Sunday night. A third reserve, defensive tackle Damon Williams, is also no longer with the program, according to SoonerScoop.com, the Rivals website which also reported the Simon and Anderson development late Sunday.
Simon made a total of two tackles in three games last year as a freshman. It was thought he could compete for more playing time at cornerback in the near future. He was a four-star signee out of St. Petersburg, Fla., in 2012, and a player coaches bragged about at times during preseason practice last August.
Anderson was a touted defensive tackle signee out of Cibolo, Texas, in 2011. He enrolled a semester early before redshirting in '11. He made five tackles in four games last year, while missing part of the season due to a suspension.
With Anderson, and possibly Williams, on the way out, OU is left with three scholarship defensive tackles for upcoming spring practice – Jordan Phillips, Jordan Wade and Torrea Peterson.