I’m just glad to finally have it done with. It was real tough telling the Utah coaches I was going to Oklahoma, but I know it was the right decision. I’m excited to be a Sooner. —Kenyon Frison
WEST VALLEY CITY — Granger’s Kenyon Frison is a young man of few words. He prefers to let his play do the talking.
Frison is a 6-foot-5, 295-pound offensive line prospect who saw his stock sky-rocket after receiving a scholarship offer from Utah almost a year ago. The Granger standout committed to the Utes on the spot, but opened up his recruitment as multiple offers kept rolling in.
He ultimately garnered offers from most Pac-12 and Big-12 programs while being rated a consensus 4-star prospect from both Rivals and Scout.
Frison ultimately narrowed his choices to two: Utah and Oklahoma. Early Wednesday morning, he made his final decision to sign with the Sooners.
“I’m just glad to finally have it done with,” Frison said upon signing. “It was real tough telling the Utah coaches I was going to Oklahoma, but I know it was the right decision. I’m excited to be a Sooner.”
Frison is new to football, but took to the game quickly — earning himself national attention and an invitation to the prestigious Semper Fedelis All-American Bowl. During All-American Bowl practices, Frison proved he deserved to be considered among the best.
Granger coach Cecil Thomas accompanied and helped coach Frison at those practices.
“Kenyon went in there maybe a little unsure if he could play with the top recruits in the country, but it didn’t take long at all until he learned he could play with anyone,” Thomas said. “He’s met, and exceeded, everything put in front of him and he’ll only continue to do that at Oklahoma. He doesn’t talk much, but (he) just works and can hold his own against anyone.”
Thomas has coached some top offensive linemen over his long career in Utah prep programs, and would put Frison up with any of them.
“He’s right up there with John Martinez, who I coached at Cottonwood and went on to play for USC,” Thomas said. “His best days are ahead of him, though. He’s still new to the game — just two years really playing, and that’s an exciting thing. His ceiling is very high.”
Frison will leave for Oklahoma in June and hopes to make an immediate impact.
“I just want to go there and work as hard as I can to help the team,” Frison said. “I love the atmosphere there, the coaches, and I just can’t wait to get going. It’s a huge opportunity for me.”