Baker Mayfield to hold football camp, Sooners face tough road test

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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.

Best available

Pro Football Focus’ Sam Monson believes Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is the best available quarterback in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft — and it’s not close. “Every number you choose to focus on puts Mayfield head and shoulders above the rest of the class,” Monson wrote.

Mayfield boasted the best passer rating by any prospect both in a clean pocket and under pressure. Since PFF started grading college players in 2014, Mayfield’s 2016 and 2017 seasons are the best-graded quarterback seasons by PFF. Most importantly, Mayfield had the best grade by PFF on “NFL throws.”

Other headlines:

  • Oklahoma football is already onto the 2019 recruiting class. DieHards reporter John Shinn broke down the numerous commits that the Sooners already have in the class.
  • Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel clarified that he and Mayfield are “completely different people” during an interview with Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast on Monday.

Football camp

Want to train with the best? Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield will hold a youth football camp on Thursday, March 15 in Norman. The camp will be capped at 250 campers, so register soon.

Mayfield has a history of working with the community, but this could be Norman’s last chance to see him before his NFL career. The senior will participate in pro day the day before, and then will likely continue training for the 2018 NFL Draft. For $100, fans ages 6 to 16 can get one more piece of interaction with him.

Road game

Oklahoma men’s basketball travels to Lubbock to take on No. 7 Texas Tech at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday. The game is part of ESPN’s Super Tuesday college basketball coverage.

The Sooners are in desperate need of a win to stay alive in the Big 12 race. More importantly, Oklahoma needs to pick up an elusive road win. The Sooners have lost six consecutive road games, dating back to the final game of 2017. Facing off against the first-place Red Raiders is not an ideal situation for Oklahoma.

Other headlines:

  • Oklahoma gymnastics maintained its position as the No. 1 team in the nation after a win over North Carolina this weekend. The Sooners also rank No. 1 in vault, bars and beam. Oklahoma is also No. 4 in floor exercise.
  • Gymnast Maggie Nichols is the No. 1 all-around gymnast, and No. 1 in vault and uneven bars nationally.
  • Oklahoma volleyball picked up a huge commitment in the 2019 recruiting class, as 5-foot-11 junior Olivia Curtis committed to join the Sooners. Curtis led Christian Heritage to three state championships, and was All-City Player of the Year and Oklahoma’s Gatorade Player of the Year.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Fullback Dimitri Flowers

Linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

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