Naff Talks OU, Top Two

Sooners Illustrated continues to bring you recruiting coverage from around the county and tonight we bring you an interview with 2011 offensive line prospect Jamelle Naff out of Del City High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Naff discussed his favorites and his interest in the Sooners.

There is a little more than five months left to go until National Signing Day and the Sooners already hold 18 commitments for the 2011 class. With only few more scholarships remaining the Sooners could be looking to add another offensive lineman to the class.

Jamelle Naff is an uncommitted offensive line prospect who may still have a chance to receive an offer from Oklahoma. He already has offers from multiple schools across the country including Missouri, TCU, Tulsa, Kansas and Arizona.

Naff talked about where he stands with the Sooners at this moment in time.

"I still get stuff in the mail from them (Oklahoma) so I guess so," Naff replied when asked if he is still being recruited by the Sooners.

Oklahoma hasn't actually talked with Naff since he attended the Sooners camp this past summer, but Naff explained what OU offensive line Coach James Patton had to say about where the Sooners stand with the three-star prospect while at the camp.

"I haven't talked to any of the coaches," Naff stated. "The last time I talked to them was in the summer at the camp and they told me they are trying to get their numbers together to see how I would fit in. So I guess they are still trying to figure out their numbers still, but I don't know."

Even with the current situation of not claiming a Sooner offer, Naff still says he would like to play in the Crimson and Cream if given the opportunity.

"Yea," Naff said when asked if he likes the Sooners. "I have been a fan since I was real little. I really like the Sooners and I would love to play there but if it doesn't play there I have other choices."

Naff was also able to work in visits to Missouri and TCU and for now those two programs have surged out to take the lead for his signature.

"I took a visit to Missouri and TCU," Naff stated. "Those are my two favorites so far because everything I saw and everything they told me I really liked. So those are my two favorites but I mean I am still open."

Listed at 6-foot-4 and 311-pounds, Naff states he has benched 335-pounds, can squat 500-pounds and can power clean 275-pounds.

When asked exactly what he is looking for in a school Naff had this to say.

"I would have to say academics. I want to be comfortable. I don't want to go somewhere where I'm going to be like ‘man I want to go home'. I want to be comfortable for the next four to five years. And I just want to win."

Thoughts of committing halfway through the season have crossed Naff's mind but he now intends to wait a bit longer.

"It (committing) was going to be halfway through the season," Naff stated. "I think I might wait a little longer because I think I am doing pretty well. And once my film gets out some more I think I could get some more offers so I think I am going to wait it out."

With a long way to go until the 2010 season is over Naff still has the opportunity to prove to the Sooner coaching staff that he deserves an offer to suit up in the Crimson and Cream.

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