January 17, 2010

Little Known Star Emerges at Junior Day

It was just a few years ago that a small-town Oklahoma linebacker showed up to an Oklahoma junior day and began building a reputation as one of the state's more talented products in recent years. While Dominique Petties had a bit of notoriety coming into this weekend's Sooner State junior day it's safe to say that, much like Ronnell Lewis, he is a much more famous person after it.

Fame may be overstating the facts but there is no denying that the 6-foot-1, 215-pound athlete has become much more well known in recruiting circles after picking up a scholarship offer from the Sooners.

Petties was shocked by the news of the offer but one person had a good idea something was coming.

"It caught me off guard, I really didn't know about it before they told me," Petties said. "My coach (Jim Holloway) said he knew about it and he didn't tell me about it.

"I think he wanted to let them tell me and in case they changed their mind he wouldn't tell me and then be wrong."

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