OU Early Favorite for McGee?

Today Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with 2012 Top 100 4-star OG John Michael McGee out of Texas HS in Texarkana, Texas. McGee talked quite a bit about his interest in the Sooners. Check inside to see what he had to say.

So far at the early stages of recruiting for the 2012 class Oklahoma seems to be doing an outstanding job on some of the big named offensive lineman in the state of Texas. John Michael McGee is just another one of those linemen the Sooners have been keeping a close eye on.

A couple weekends ago McGee took in the Red River Rivalry game, and let' just say it definitely raised his interest in the Sooners after their 28-20 win over Texas.

"I really enjoyed myself getting to see all the recruits and sit with them and meet new faces. It was pretty much what I expected and I'm kind of leaning to OU after that win against UT," McGee reported. "So, we will see how things go."

"I was already kind of a lean there for OU but once they won the game it kind of swung things even more in their favor."

Sometimes being the first to offer can help trump childhood favorites in the recruiting game, which happens to be the case with the Texas Longhorns for McGee.

"I actually grew up a UT fan. I went up to OU and took a little tour and it was pretty nice. And they are the first to offer. They are on top of my list right now."

McGee talked about what it is about the Sooners he likes so much.

"When I went do to the camp in June things really clicked," McGee began. "I liked the coaching staff and once I saw how close everything is for the athletes with the dorm rooms next to the stadium and the facilities. Just the whole atmosphere was kind of like a home away from home. So that's why I would say I am kind of leaning towards OU right now."

Could the fact that the Sooners just had three players get drafted first, third and 21st in the first round of last years draft play a major role in McGee's interest in Oklahoma?

"Oh yes sir it kind of adds on to it," McGee said.

Even though McGee's interest in the Sooners is sky high at the moment, do not expect to hear about a commitment from him until his senior year.

"We are just going to ride it out until my senior year. I am not going to rush things. So I know I won't commit this year."

The 6-foot-3 and 255-pound McGee talked about his team and how their season is going so far.

"It's been going well," McGee stated. "Despite a few minor set backs but we are doing good right now and undefeated in district. We are all playing well and starting to play as a team. We could end up playing in December but we are waiting to see how thing go and how things play out."

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