Triple Option: OU baseball bounced

Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. The last couple of weeks have forced some OU targets to be clear about their status. Three-star athlete Chans Cox (Pinetop, Ariz./Blue Ridge) and four-star cornerback Cole Luke (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton) each had had to clarify their interest in Oklahoma. Cox said two weeks ago OU is not out of the running and that the Sooners are in his top eight. There were reports last week that OU was not in Luke’s top five. Luke refuted that report Monday night by saying simply he doesn’t have a top five at this point. It is believed the Sooners will be in the mix for Luke's commitment.

2. OU’s baseball season ended Monday with a 5-1 defeat at South Carolina in the Super Regionals. It was an incredibly uneven season for Sunny Golloway’s club. The Sooners started as a top-15 team only to fall completely out of the rankings and on the verge of not making the postseason. OU came up with one clutch performance after another this month, but it wasn’t enough against the two-time defending College World Series champions.

3. The typical defensive back for Mike Stoops is big and physical. He might have to make an exception for Dakota Austin (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster). In every camp Austin has attended in the last couple of weeks he has been one of the stars. It has to be a concern that he is only 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds. But measurables aren’t everything. And anybody that saw him perform at his one session at OU knows he can play. Austin again had another great camp. This time around it was at Oklahoma State where Austin was a top performer.

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