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SOCIAL REACTION: Texas taking talented recruits away from the state of Oklahoma

Posted April 27th, 2017

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For decades, the best college football players playing for teams in the state of Oklahoma happened to be originally from Texas. But this offseason Texas is starting to get a little payback for Oklahoma Sooners nailing down the likes of Texas native Adrian Peterson and others in the past. For the second time this month, the Longhorns landed a high-level player from Oklahoma in Ron Tatum.

Tatum joins Casey Thompson as Oklahomans heading to Texas.  And just this past week, Texas flipped an Oklahoma recruit to Texas. 

The latest is Ron Tatum, one of the best defensive line recruits in the nation.

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https://twitter.com/rontatum3_/status/857437432299606017

Naturally, Twitter was ready:

https://twitter.com/soonergridiron/status/857305894211682305

https://twitter.com/KobeBoyce3/status/857318501350076416

https://twitter.com/_pouncey/status/857346265125969921

https://twitter.com/Official_MalikJ/status/857307538555113472

But the best reaction? The “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry, noted Longhorn fan, was one of the first persons to congratulate him on Twitter. 

https://twitter.com/TheMarkHenry/status/857448711798087680

And there’s more. The Texas coaches and staff members, without naming names, here pumped on Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/CoachTomHerman/status/857319947713871872

https://twitter.com/OscarGiles95/status/857367153120604160

https://twitter.com/dchang10/status/857305917754396675

https://twitter.com/corbymeekins/status/857313638218170370

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