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Oklahoma adds LB Kellen Jones to roster

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Despite proclaiming crazy depth at the position in recent weeks, the Sooners decided to add another LB who was (at one point) signed by and enrolled at the University of Michigan. 2010 recruit Kellen Jones was announced by ESPN's Big 12 blog to be enrolled at the university and is expected to join the team. No specific time frame was disclosed. The blog continues to say that Jones is not expected to lose eligibility, despite having signed the LOI with Michigan and, at least according to quotes by Michigan coach Brady Hoke, was at one point enrolled. (...Wolverines coach Brady Hoke was informing the masses that Jones was "no longer enrolled at the University of Michigan" during Big Ten Media Days.) Kellen Jones (St. Pius X, Houston TX) was rated as the no. 35 OLB (3* grade 79) by ESPN and the no. 29 ILB (3*) by Rivals. My .02: This doesn't really strike me as the kind of athlete OU would use a scholarship on. During the 2010 recruiting process, he never got an offer from OU. As a kid in Texas, its difficult for me to imagine he was overlooked. (Offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Boise State, Colorado, Missouri, Stanford, and Texas A&M among others.) He is projected to be available immediately but probably won't start due to "depth" at the position. I say it in quotes because I have to imagine that depth is somewhat lacking right now for OU to accept this kid. They don't want him, but perhaps they need him? Here is an article for reference from Crimson and Creme Machine. They dismiss concerns but also talk about a couple of guys they figure will be dismissed or DQd shortly. In summary, I think OU is a little more worried than they are letting on. Please discuss.

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