Aldridge Will Try to Double Dip

Sooners Illustrated was able to catch up with Jonathan Aldridge, 2012 wide receiver prospect out of Whitehouse HS in Whitehouse (TX). Aldridge received an invite and plans to attend Oklahoma's junior day next weekend on January 30th. Check below to see what Aldridge had to say.

Building pipelines is key in the recruiting game for each and every college out there that has the ability to do so. Some of the best players to don a Sooner uniform shared the same jersey in high school as well. Schools like Jenks HS, Bishop Gorman HS in Nevada and Skyline HS in Dallas (TX) have all been pipeline schools for the Sooners in past and recent years with some great players coming from each school.

It appears the Sooners may have a chance at another pipeline school the Whitehouse Wildcats. The 2011 recruiting class will be bringing in Trey Metoyer, five-star and number one ranked receiver in the country to Norman later this year in June. The 2012 class has Jonathan Aldridge from Whitehouse that plays the same position as Metoyer.

The speedy receiver spoke about what the Sooners will be getting in Metoyer.

"He's a great receiver," Aldridge said about Metoyer. "He has the size, he has the catching ability and he's fast."

Jonathan isn't the only Aldridge on the team as his older brother Quincy plays safety and receiver as well. Quincy recently committed to TCU to play for Head Coach Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs.

"I'm excited for him and everything," Aldridge said about older brother Quincy. "Everybody is asking me would I consider going to play for TCU. I mean, yeah it's a good school and good place to just you know have fun and just play."

Obviously now with older brother at TCU the draw to play there is going to be much great for younger brother. Aldridge on the other hand says it would still be hard to decide who to play with in college after playing alongside Metoyer at receiver the last few years.

"I don't know that would be a tough one. We real close," Aldridge said about him and Metoyer.

The recruiting attention for Aldridge is picking up slowly but surely. And with Quincy going to TCU the Horned Frogs have now turned their attention on Jonathan as well.

"Oklahoma," Aldridge said when asked who he is hearing from. "The Missouri coach came down about a month and a half ago I think. And I talked to him and he gave me his card and told me to call him. Vanderbilt sent a letter, like a week ago. And then TCU, the coach (Coach Patterson) came down to talk to Quincy, and I talked to him. He told me I needed to get my grades up so they can see if I'd be trust worthy of playing. So they'll know if I'd be able to play and not just be a grade issue."

The way the community is about the Sooners in Norman stands out to Aldridge.

"The team like community. They're a good school and they always contend for a championship. You have to be able to play in front of big crowds and have fun."

Aldridge, who stands around 5-foot-11 and 175-pounds, also plays point guard for his basketball squad while also running track where he has put up impressive times.

"My fastest time was a 10.75 and I think the worst time I had was an 11 flat," Aldridge explained.

Speed is Aldridge's number one asset when strapping on the pads.

"I ran a 4.33 on grass. This was last spring. I haven't been timed since then."

-Greg Powers-

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