When one Stoops leaves OU football, another one comes in. Bob Stoops’ son, Drake, announced Friday morning he will continue his education and football career at the University of Oklahoma.
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— Drake Stoops (@Drake_stoops) January 12, 2018
Stoops is a wide receiver from Norman North who chose OU over offers from Iowa, Ohio, Air Force and Arkansas State. He’s rated by 247Sports as a three-star recruit and is the 20th-best wide receiver in Oklahoma, while ranked 213th in the nation. Drake Stoops is listed at 5’11” and 175 pounds.
Is this the kind of player OU would typically be fighting or feasting over? In fairness, probably not. But I’ll give Drake Stoops this: he clearly knows what he is getting himself into and must realize people are going to view him differently. If he goes into the program with a chip on his shoulder looking to prove he’s worthy of being there and playing, and not just there because of his father, that driving factor could benefit him in his football career. It’d be easy to go somewhere else, but to do what he’s doing is more risky and takes stones. I respect that.
Drake’s twin, Isaac Stoops, plays cornerback with his brother at Norman North and has not yet made a decision on college. But Isaac is not considered the prospect that his brother is. 247Sports lists Isaac as a having zero stars and is the 30th-best athlete in Oklahoma. Isaac actually played more wide receiver than cornerback this season and finished with 45 catches, 916 receiving yards, 1071 all-purpose yards and 12 touchdowns in his first season at the position.
Isaac has received offers to be a preferred walk-on from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nevada, Northwestern and Kentucky.
Best of luck to the Stoops twins as they take their football careers to the next level.