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.
Naturally, Twitter was ready:
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) April 26, 2017
They Finally Realizeddd Ou Is Not The Move ..
— Josh Thompson (@given__talent) April 26, 2017
@rontatum3_ welcome to the family🤘🏾
— Kobe Boyce (@KobeBoyce) April 26, 2017
Welcome to the family @rontatum3_ !!! Hook Em! 🤘🏼🤘🏼
— Cameron Rising (@crising7) April 26, 2017
welcome to the family young bull🤘🏾 @rontatum3_
— Jordan Pouncey (@_pouncey) April 26, 2017
Welcome to the family 🤘🏽@rontatum3_
— Malik Jefferson (@malikjefferson) April 26, 2017
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.
Welcome home! pic.twitter.com/Pv8NgY8nHa
— TheMarkHenry (@TheMarkHenry) April 27, 2017
And there’s more. The Texas coaches and staff members, without naming names, here pumped on Twitter:
— Oscar Giles (@OscarGiles95) April 26, 2017
— Derek Chang (@dchang10) April 26, 2017
— Corby Meekins (@corbymeekins) April 26, 2017
— Derek Warehime (@CoachDWarehime) April 26, 2017