March 6, 2008

Fearless Forecast: Mike Balogun

Leading up to the start of Oklahoma's 2008 recruits reporting this summer, SoonerScoop.com is taking an in-depth look at every player in Oklahoma's star studded class of 2008. Today, we forecast the future for new Sooner linebacker Mike Balogun.


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LinebackerUpper Marlboro, Mary.With the departure of Curtis Lofton to the NFL draft one would figure that Oklahoma's open middle linebacker spot would be the perfect fit for the big junior college linebacker. However, it seems the Sooners are on the verge of moving Ryan Reynolds to the middle so Balogun might end up with ample time to learn the defense as a summer enrollee.Balogun has a lot to prove to many doubters if he is going to pass up many of Oklahoma's talented young linebackers, many of whom already have time on campus and more time of remaining eligibility. However, Balogun has more skills than some have given him credit for but it may be a first year of redshirt that gives him an opportunity to learn and put a year between himself and Reynolds in the middle.


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