Ht: 6’4″ Wt: 301 LBS
Hometown: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Ranking: 296th overall – 3rd best Center (4-Star)
At one point in Creed Humphrey’s recruiting process, he was committed to Texas A&M. The thought of flipping him wasn’t a guarantee, and the realization an Oklahoma kid was heading out-of-state to College Station began to set on for most Oklahoma fans. He had an offer from the Sooners, but chose the Aggies anyways.
Things changed in a month. The Shawnee product de-committed from Texas A&M, and committed to Bill Bedenbaugh and the Sooners. Humphrey has “Bedenbaugh” written all over him. The early-enrollee looks to follow in a long line of Oklahoma centers with long, successful careers in Norman.
The first thing that sticks out about Creed Humphrey is that he is so violent with his hands. As a center, that is one of the focal points of gaining leverage on a defender off-the-snap. I’m interested to see how quickly he develops the ability to sink into his hips more, as this would all him to use his brute strength to not only maul defenders at the college level, but wash them completely out of plays. With the way Erick Wren has developed during his time with Coach Bedenbaugh, the sky has to be Humphrey’s limit, right?
A good year in the weight room would do him wonders. There is a lot to like right now, but a year of fine tuning his technique while adding some serious strength could elevate him to an even higher level than what we saw at the Army All-American Bowl. Just not a lot to tell from Humphrey’s film since he is larger than everyone else, but he does what he is supposed to do — pancake everybody.
He is on campus right now, but Oklahoma has Erick Wren, Jonathan Alvarez, and Logan Roberson jammed at center, so a redshirt year may be in the waiting. However, a redshirt year would do Humphrey wonders. Definitely could see him taking a jump from scout team to the two-deep by his second year as a Sooner
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