May 22, 2006
Tabon's career may be over before it started
It's usually not wise to label a player a few months removed from the ink drying on his national letter of intent, particularly not a player so skilled as Altus, Okla. three-star prospect Daniel Tabon. It would seem odd that a player deemed as 'so skilled' could be holding three-stars but Tabon's late arrival on the scene was due in part to some off-the-field issues that most were aware of.
As such he became a 'boom or bust' proposition.
That's what Oklahoma coaches and fans must be thinking at this point in regards to Tabon who had seen rumors swirling around his potential eligibility in recent weeks and essentially since said ink had dried.
"Well, like I say he was doing great, and really just right on track to be at Oklahoma this summer, then we hit spring break," he said. "He got a girlfriend and started missing a lot of school. He'd be here for a day and then you wouldn't see him for three or four."
Of course Hepner had maintained a great, and close, relationship with the Oklahoma coaching staff and went to Norman with Tabon in hopes of showing his talented youngster just what could be his if he made it.
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