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Heritage Hall QB Connor McGinnis will be a preferred walk-on

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by 8timechamps, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. 8timechamps

    8timechamps Administrator

    For the 2016 class, Connor McGinnis (Heritage Hall) will receive a preferred walk-on spot at OU. McGinnis has been speaking with Coach Riley, and the preferred spot was discussed (and accepted) for next season.

    Obviously McGinnis will have an uphill battle to ever see action for the Sooners, and this news will not affect the current offers to QB prospects for the class, but it does provide a little cushion (depth) at the position.

    Additional info:

    Connor McGinnis

    6'4" 188 lbs
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Heritage Hall High School

    247: 3 star
    ESPN: NR
    Rivals: 2 star
    Scouts: NR
  2. rock on sooner

    rock on sooner SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Hey 8x, help me out...what is a preferred walkon versus a walkon who
    just wants to play/practice w/OU?
  3. swardboy

    swardboy SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    I'm gonna stick my neck out and say it's a player who the school has approached about coming and has signed a letter of intent, vs. a player who has approached the school. But I defer to the experts.

    Perhaps there are some perks available to a "preferred" that aren't offered to regular walk-on.
  4. 8timechamps

    8timechamps Administrator


    It doesn't sound like much, but it really is quite different. A "preferred" walk-on is considered good enough to recruit, but not quite good enough to use a scholarship on right now. In other words, Riley believes the kid could compete for the job at some point down the line.

    My feeling is that he's about 2 years away from really being able to battle for the starting job. He'll end up with some offers (small school), and probably a lot of D2 interest, but he clearly wants to play at OU.

    If nothing else, it takes a little bit of pressure off of Riley to find the next starting QB in this class. We'll probably end up taking a QB, but it's not looking like it'll be one of our top targets. When Riley has a full cycle to recruit, I think it'll pay off (in terms of QBs) more than it will for the next class.
  5. rock on sooner

    rock on sooner SoonerFans.com Elite Member

  6. 8timechamps

    8timechamps Administrator

    Sorry, I added some stuff. You're just too fast!
  7. rock on sooner

    rock on sooner SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Welp, thanks,...twice...
  8. swardboy

    swardboy SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Two years can make a huge difference. Good luck Connor!
  9. SoonerorLater

    SoonerorLater Well-Known Member

    As always I hope the kid does well but looking at film he doesn't seem to have a great arm. Kind of a left-handed poor man's Cody Thomas.
  10. 8timechamps

    8timechamps Administrator

    That's kinda how I would describe him too. He's got a long way to go to ever see the field, but he's got nothing but time to develop.
  11. BennyJab

    BennyJab Member

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