IRVING, Texas - There was quite a scare for Rivals100 wide receiver Adron Tennell when a few weeks ago in a game he was trying to pick up a fumble and took a hit to the back of the head. Oklahoma, the college he committed to over the summer, and others were watching on to see exactly what the severity of the injury was going into the final two games in the season.
In the end, coach Jim Bennett and others were relieved to find out that the 6-foot-5, 200-pound playmaker had just suffered a sprain. Now that he's been cleared to play, the four-star wide receiver has put his focus on finishing out the remaining game on the schedule even though the playoffs are out of the question.
"I wish we could have made it to the playoffs, but we're trying to finish with a victory," Tennell said. "I've got to get over 1,000 yards before the season is over and that's my main goal right now before we're done here."
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Tennell is very close. With one game remaining against rival Irving Nimitz, he sits at 957 yards and six touchdowns. Aside from that, things off the field have somewhat cooled off.
Since making his commitment to the Sooners, many other schools were still trying to fight their way back into the picture. Tennessee and Texas Tech have been making late pushes for the talent-filled pass-catcher.
According to the No. 7 rated player in Texas, he's not going anywhere.
"I'm just going to stick with OU," Tennell said. "I'm not going anywhere else. Tennessee wanted me to take a visit down there, but I told them I was pretty solid on Oklahoma. It's a winning school, they're close to home, and I like their academics."
"I know they need some receivers to come in and give them some help. It's a great fit for me."
Not only is Tennell already a prospect expected to come in very ready for Division I football, but coach Bennett feels his star has improved.
"He's already a tremendous athlete, but I think it's his route running that has gotten better," Bennett said. "He's also a great player to coach. If it's a crucial situation, Adron wants the ball. He also understands that he can draw two defenders which can take heat off of the other receivers."
Tennell also may be doing some recruiting of his own.