Sooner Intel: Recruiting news and notes

Every Thursday, SoonerNation releases the Sooner Intel, a sneak peek inside Oklahoma Sooners football recruiting with news and notes on the latest happenings around the program. Talk about it on our forum. A few things discussed in this week's update:

• OU's quarterback commit is recruiting other top prospects.

• The Sooners' top defensive target likely won't take another visit to OU.

• Torii Hunter Jr. says it's important that he plays two sports in college

• Distance will be a factor for a 2014 in-state defensive end.

• Two in-state linebackers to watch as the Sooners' options dwindle.

Read the Sooner Intel after the jump.

Thomas busy but not overwhelmed

Cody Thomas knew it. Josh Heupel knew it. Every other college football program that coveted Thomas knew it, too. If you wanted to get Thomas, you had to be willing to accept that the Colleyville (Texas) Heritage quarterback was going to spend the bulk of his summer playing baseball.

Thomas wasn’t backing down from his demand. Heupel and the Sooners understood and found their quarterback in May. And now they’re learning exactly what that means as Thomas has been hitting the road all summer for baseball tournaments.

Despite that, Thomas actually said he is in better football condition now than he has ever been during the summer.