MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 20, 2012

Sooners ink JUCO pair

Staff, wire reports

— NORMAN — University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops announced the signings of two junior college transfers to National Letters of Intent, Wednesday. Committed to play for the Sooners are punter Jed Barnett and defensive tackle Quincy Russell.

Barnett, a native of Camas, Wash., hails from Laney College in Oakland, Calif. A five-star recruit by Chris Sailer Kicking and a two-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports.com, Barnett spent his freshman season in 2010 at the University of California where he redshirted. As a senior at Union High School he earned all-state honors as he averaged over 50.0 yards per punt and recorded 56 touchbacks as a kicker.

Russell was named a 2012 NJCAA Football First Team All-American at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, after tallying 75 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. Russell is a four-star recruit by 247Sports. com and earned three stars from ESPN, Scout and Rivals. He spent his prep career at San Antonio’s Sam Houston High School.