Early last week 2014 ESPN Watch List wide receiver K.D. Cannon (Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant) wasn’t sure if he was going to attend Notre Dame-OU.
He was able to make the trip, the first time he has seen an OU home game. Cannon was a star at OU’s camp in June that was sort of his coming out party to the rest of the nation but had never actually seen an OU home game in person.
“It was great talking to Bob Stoops and watching that offense play,” Cannon said. “OU throws the ball a lot, and I can see myself thriving in that offense.”
Cannon said he also got to spend time with wide receivers coach Jay Norvell, who stressed the early playing time Cannon could see with the Sooners.
“He told me four wide receivers are going to be gone by the time I come around and that I have a great chance to come in and play early,” Cannon said. “I really like the fast pace of the offense.”
OU isn’t alone in the pursuit of Cannon. Every major school in Texas has been inquiring about him. And that’s every major school. He said Texas, TCU, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Houston and SMU are all in constant contact with him to go with OU.
Because of his camp performances, a lot was expected of Cannon going into his junior season. It’s safe to say he has surpassed even those lofty expectations. And enjoys the pressure, too.
“Putting pressure on me just makes me work harder and do better. I love it,” Cannon said. “My work ethic has been the biggest difference this season. I want to make a difference, and I want people to know where Mount Pleasant, Texas, is.”
Cannon said he is not planning any more unofficial visits this season.