The Norman Transcript

August 22, 2013

Sooners expect big things from defensive end

Coaches like Tapper's potential

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — There are going to be some new faces on Oklahoma’s defense this season. One coach Bob Stoops believes will make a big impact is a sophomore defensive end Charles Tapper.

“I think his upside is going to be big,” the coach said.

Potential is the word always when discussing Tapper. The Balitmore native grew up always believing his future centered around basketball.

One conversation he had when he was 16 years old changed his life.