Oklahoma Sooners Football: It’s time for Mykel Jones to shine

By Kartik Rajendran

The sophomore speedster hopes to step up big after Nick Basquine’s season-ending injury.

Fans of the Oklahoma Sooners have long been hearing his name since he was a highly-touted recruit as a senior in Patterson, Louisiana two years ago. A standout on both sides of the ball and a late addition to the recruiting class on National Signing Day, Mykel Jones arrived at Oklahoma in 2016 with the flashy tag of a national top-20 wide receiver according to Rivals.

Seeing the field in 12 games but failing to develop into a consistent contributor, Jones caught 13 passes for 106 yards as a freshman last season — 48 of those yards coming against Louisiana Monroe — but failed to come down with a single catch after the Baylor game on November 12. He was still a part of the rotation all season but didn’t break into the offense more than just a handful of snaps per game.

Jones recently discussed his suddenly expanding role in OU’s offense with The Oklahoman‘s Ryan Aber following the heart-breaking injury suffered by walk-on redshirt junior Nick Basquine last week in practice. Jones conveyed that he’s though he’s deeply saddened by the injury to …read more

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