Sooners Standing Out to Graham

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with one of the top rushers in the Sooner state for the 2013 class in Darius Graham out of Macarthur HS in Lawton (OK). Graham has quite a few schools that are standing out to him currently including the Sooners.

"I've been talking to Coach Stoops and he seems like he is pretty interested in me. I went to a practice and watched them practice and talked to a couple of coaches and all that. It was pretty cool," Graham stated.

The 6-foot-1 and 222-pound Graham is also receiving interest from Tulsa, SMU, Houson, Texas A&M, Missouri and Wake Forest, he says.

While he was at the Sooners practice back in the spring it was the big men in the trenches that caught Graham's eye.

"I like their line, their line is humongous," Graham began. "I went to the practice and I stood up next to a couple of them and they were scary, I was like 'man I would love to run behind them.' I like the way they practice, they practice similar to the way Macarthur practices."

Graham talked about the things he will be looking for in a program which includes having a religious base.

"A school where I am going to get a good education," Graham stated. "A school that is religious bound. Like Tulsa, they are very academic and they will make sure that you finish your four years there and they are very religious based, like before every gameday they have bible study and my parents love that kind of stuff. A coaching staff that will show you love and show you that you are very important to the program."

Next season Graham will be Macarthur's full time running back but says there is a chance he may play some linebacker. Other than Oklahoma some other schools that are standing out to Graham are Tulsa, Houston, Wake Forest, Oklahoma State and Kansas. Growing up the school he followed was the Georgia Bulldogs.

Last season Graham and his Highlander teammates made it to the 5A State Semifinal and have already begun working to try to make it to the state final game this upcoming season. Stay with Sooners Illustrated for more coverage on Graham moving forward.

--Joey Helmer--

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