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Newcomer Profile: Why Brent Venables Likes Oklahoma WR Deion Burks’ Competitive Grit

Burks was emerging as a productive wideout at Purdue, but entered the transfer portal and chose the Sooners to “get developed mentally” as well as physically.

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NORMAN — Deion Burks is big enough. He gained 15 pounds of muscle in his last offseason at Purdue. He’s certainly fast enough. He said he was clocked at 22.3 mph during a speed test in West Lafayette.

The improvements Burks wants to make at Oklahoma, he said, run much deeper.

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