There was no reason to wait any longer. His household is filled with Oklahoma fans, his teammate’s name already sits upon the Sooners' commitment list and the Oklahoma offense is a good fit for any 6-foot-5 receiver with terrific athleticism.
Tulsa (Okla.) Union receiver Jeffery Mead committed to Oklahoma on Saturday, picking the Sooners over offers from LSU, Clemson, Texas A&M, California and others. Mead joins teammate Carson Meier on OU’s commitment list as he becomes the school’s 10th commitment for the Class of 2014.
“All the pieces of the puzzle were there,” Mead said. “So I completed the puzzle by committing.”
Mead’s family has always been OU fans and the opportunity to play for the Sooners proved too intriguing for the tall receiver to ignore any longer. Mead is close friends with Meier and plans to room with the Sooners’ tight end commitment in Norman. It turns out that the Sooners went a long way to securing Mead’s commitment on May 22, the day Meier pledged to OU. Asked when he knew OU was the place for him, Mead’s response was telling.
“My friend committed and having someone there that you know you can trust played a big part in it,” Mead said. “I already liked everything else about it. Great fans, great players.”
Mead joins Dallis Todd (La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada) as receivers on OU’s commitment list. The opportunity to play for Sooners receivers coach Jay Norvell, who’s seen three of his receivers selected in the past two NFL drafts, was another key factor.
“You get vibes about people when you talk to them,” Mead said of Norvell. “You know who you’d like to play under. You have to trust your reasons and I feel like I can trust him.”