Three players leave OU football team
BY GUERIN EMIG World Sports Writer
Monday, February 18, 2013
2/18/13 at 1:06 PM
NORMAN – The
Oklahoma football program, in the midst of a staff transition, has now lost some
players as well.
Simon, Marquis Anderson and Damon Williams are no longer with the Sooners, an
OU spokesman has confirmed to the Tulsa World.
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 signee at defensive tackle in 2011. He enrolled a semester early before
redshirting in '11. He made five tackles in four games last season, while
missing part of it due to a suspension.
defensive tackle, did not see any game time the past two seasons. He signed
with OU out of Irving, Texas, in 2010 before redshirting his first year.
With Anderson and
Williams out, OU is left with three scholarship defensive tackles for upcoming
spring practice – Jordan Phillips, Jordan Wade and Torrea Peterson.
in 10 games as a redshirt freshman last fall. Peterson played sparingly as a
2011 freshman before barely seeing the field last season. Wade, ESPN's No.
8-rated high school defensive tackle, redshirted last year.
leaves the Sooners with four scholarship cornerbacks for spring practice –
starter Aaron Colvin, Cortez Johnson and reserves Zack Sanchez and Kass
Everett. Johnson sat out last season after transferring from Arizona.
From left to right, reserves Gary Simon, Marquis Anderson and Damon Williams are no longer with the Sooners, an OU spokesman has confirmed to the Tulsa World.