Oklahoma missed out on one potential defensive end this week, but the Sooners have made up ground on another.
Kyle Kelley (Irvine, Calif./Woodbridge), an Arizona verbal commitment, had an in-home visit with defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright on Monday and Kelley said he is going to make an official visit to Oklahoma next weekend.
“The visit went really well," Kelly said. "Every time I’ve talked to Coach Wright, I just feel more and more like he’s such a great guy."
Kelley, 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, said he is still an Arizona commit, but a lot will be determined by who Arizona names as its defensive coordinator under new head coach Rich Rodriguez.
Kelley has never been to Oklahoma, but the Sooners first started showing interest in the defensive end in the spring. And once Mike Stoops was fired from Arizona, OU has jumped back into the picture, and Kelley remains very interested.
He is taking an official visit to Colorado this weekend.
"I've never been to Oklahoma so I'm excited to see the state and see the atmosphere," Kelley said. "I know it has a reputation of being a great college town."
OU had to eliminate junior college defensive end Austin Flynn (Wilmington, Calif./Los Angeles Harbor College) from consideration because of an academic mix up where Flynn’s math credit will not transfer to OU. Flynn was originally scheduled to take an official visit to Norman this weekend.