After leaving his coaching career, former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops reveled in the potential opportunity to enjoy many things he never could do when he was directing the Sooners.
Stoops is planning to take part in an exercise this weekend he did often as a head coach. Only, this time, it will be in a different role.
During a meeting earlier this week at the Atlanta Touchdown Club, Stoops said he was planning to make a recruiting trip this weekend with his son — Norman (Okla.) North wide receiver Drake Stoops.
Stoops’ other son, Isaac, also is a member of the same team. The Stoops brothers are fraternal twins.
“They are being recruited some here for football,” Bob Stoops said. “This will be interesting. I may go on a recruiting trip with one of them this weekend. It’s all good.”
Stoops’ sons earning recruiting interest
Drake Stoops is considered the best of the two twins as far as future college playing potential. 247 Sports.com ranks him as a 2-star recruit.
Both have received offers already.
Drake, a 5-11, 180-pound receiver, who produced 20 touchdowns last season on 86 catches has been pegged as the better recruit. But his brother Isaac has been steadily rising after moving from defensive back to wide receiver for his senior season.
Drake Stoops is a 2-star recruit who received his first offer from Western Kentucky earlier this season. He also has received offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Ohio and Youngstown State.
The Youngstown State offer is particularly interesting. His father grew up in the city and remains a close friend and former Oklahoma defensive coordinator and Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, who directs the Penguins. Additionally, his uncle, Ron Stoops Jr., is special teams coach and linebackers coach.
Isaac, a 5-10, 175-pounder who has not been ranked in most recruiting services, received his first offer from Army in June.
Role reversal give Stoops unique recruiting appreciation
Bob Stoops said he’s interested in seeing what is important to his son. His experience as a college coach pitching a program has given him a unique understanding of what he is looking for in his sons’ and their college playing experience.”
“It’s not that weird,” Stoops said. “I just want to see what is important to my son and see what he’s interested in. We’ll see.”
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