Big news in the recruiting world, as highly touted defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland has committed to Oklahoma. The story was broken in The New York Times of all places.
Thayer Evans’ piece is sure to set off fireworks in Austin, as the Longhorns don’t come off very well in the article. McFarland’s recruitment already had turned pretty ugly, with blogosphere reports of cheating by the Sooners firing around the internet. UT blog Barking Carnival had offered this doozie about a week ago, strongly implying that OU’s coaching staff had paid off McFarland’s family. (Here’s the blogger’s reaction to the NYT article.)
Whichever side of the story you want to believe, this saga surely will serve to fan the flames in this already tense rivalry.