Andrews knows OU is home

Four-star wide receiver Mark Andrews knew OU was the right school for him in August. An official visit to campus last week has done nothing to change his mind.

There wasn't anybody questioning the Oklahoma commitment of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain four-star wide receiver Mark Andrews heading into his official visit.

After the visit, there is still nobody wondering if Andrews is going to stick with the Sooners. Andrews had visited the campus twice in six months but had never seen an OU game until last weekend's 16-7 victory against West Virginia.

He said that was part of the reason he felt he had to go during the season because as big of an OU fan as he is, he couldn't believe he hadn't seen a game in person.

"I wanted to see the atmosphere of the game and the community on game day," Andrews said. "It was definitely a different feeling. I was able to sit back and relax and see where I'll be playing in the future."

Andrews, who is in the Scout 300, committed to OU last month on his second unofficial visit. The commitment came out of nowhere and was not planned at all for Andrews.

He said the plan was always to pledge to a school after his senior season. He was in no rush to get it done before his season started.

But one thing he never ruled out was that feeling. He said that if he ever felt like he had found the right home, he would end his recruitment right there. That's what happened at OU in August and those feelings only intensified last weekend.

"I felt at home, and I'm very confident with the coaches," Andrews said. "If I knew it was right, I'd do it. I know it's right."

Andrews said his relationship with OU coaches Bob Stoops, Jay Norvell and Tim Kish also have played a huge role into his commitment.

"Coach Norvell – I don't think there is anybody better in the business at coaching receivers," Andrews said. "Coach Stoops is a very honest, genuine person. My area recruiter, Coach Kish, is a great guy."

Andrews was hosted by freshman quarterback Cody Thomas, who he said he bonded well with on the trip. Thomas told Andrews what you see is what you get with OU and that you'll have to work for everything.

Andrews doesn't have a problem with that, though. Right now what needs some work is OU's passing game. After years and years of success through the air, the Sooners have struggled through the first two games.

It's just a blip on the radar, Andrews said.

"Trevor (Knight) is really young, but he has a really good arm," Andrews said. "It's going to help the offense how he is able to run. I think once he gets going more, he will click with the wide receivers more and the offense will be just fine."

It's an offense where Andrews said he will be a receiver. He said other schools talked about recruiting him at tight end, but he has not heard one word of playing anything other than receiver for the Sooners.

He's not the only tall target to pledge to OU, either. The Sooners other two wide receiver commits, Jeffery Mead and Dallis Todd, are both at least 6-foot-6 as well. It's obvious OU is looking for tall guys to be on the outside, a role Andrews feels very comfortable doing.

Andrews said the visit allowed him to see the academic side of things for the first time and connect with some other OU commits. His commitment remains firm.

"I'm a 100 percent Sooner," Andrews said.

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