There’s still five months until Texas and Oklahoma kick off on the field, but the rivalry is getting fierce on the recruiting trail.
Over the past month, the Longhorns have picked up commitments from two four-star quarterbacks with strong Oklahoma ties and a four-star defensive end from north of the Red River. Tom Herman is making it clear he’s not afraid to go head-to-head with the Sooners, whether it’s on the field or in recruiting.
That approach appears to have ruffled some feathers in Norman, and understandably so. If Longhorns and Sooners have one thing in common, it’s that they don’t take kindly to losing.
Which is where this tweet from Oklahoma defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks comes in. On Monday evening, Cooks posted a picture of a proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing, with the message “Young ones beware “real recognize real” lots of false prophets lurking.”
Young ones beware "real recognize real" lots of false prophets lurking 🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥 pic.twitter.com/8iyy5rvHTE
— Kerry Cooks (@CoachKerryCooks) May 9, 2017
Note that Cooks didn’t mention any schools or coaches by name, but you can imagine the reaction the tweet received once it started circulating.
Here’s a quick sampling:
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrown247) May 10, 2017
Reminds me of that guy at the bar who tells women "don't talk to that dude" instead of improving their game so they don't go home solo again https://t.co/2fcNeaviPv
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) May 10, 2017
If you can't beat'em, slander'em? https://t.co/udaSDrwC9E
— Geoff Ketchum (@gkketch) May 10, 2017
You mad? pic.twitter.com/3TFlFimhfk
— Patriot17 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (@theshanejackson) May 10, 2017
Riiight. Getting out-recruited. So the opposition must be lying and cheating. This is low, even for ou, let alone a coach from ou.
— greenmile82 (@jcoff316) May 10, 2017
Wait is your profile pic a pack of wolves?
— TeddyG (@TedGilkey) May 10, 2017
— Buck Swope (@HelmetBoy_Texas) May 10, 2017
So, yeah. Recruiting remains as dramatic as middle school, Twitter is even worse, and memes are hilarious. If this is how the rivalry looks in May, we can’t wait until October.
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