Former Alabama assistant says OU recruited Julio Jones hard – Tulsa World

FILE – In this Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones catches a touchdown pass in front of Green Bay Packers’ LaDarius Gunter during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game, in Atlanta. Atlanta led the NFL in points (540) by a wide margin, thanks to a career year from QB Matt Ryan (2), who along with WR Julio Jones (11) are All-Pros. The Falcons (13-5) take on the New England Patriots (16-2) in Super Bowl LI in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Posted: Tuesday January 31, 2017 2:22 pm

Before Alabama routinely led college football recruiting rankings under Nick Saban, and before wide receiver Julio Jones would lead the Atlanta Falcons to a Super Bowl berth, the Oklahoma Sooners were apparently the early favorite to land the top recruit.

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