OU coaches make impression on Weathersby

It was the first time Houston Westfield offensive lineman Toby Weathersby got to see OU in person. He liked what he saw.

There was no question in the mind of Houston Westfield offensive tackle Toby Weathersby that he was going to wait on committing no matter how good his Oklahoma visit was for junior day.

But the Sooners certainly gave him a lot to think about. Weathersby, a three-star offensive tackle, didn't commit to OU over the weekend, but the Sooners have put themselves in a nice position going forward.

"Meeting the coaches definitely made the visit even better," Weathersby said. "Coach Bedenbaugh is a real cool dude. It was a lot of fun."

OU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has some help in terms of recruiting Weathersby. Houston Cypress Falls defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin, who is already committed to OU, spent all weekend trying to convince his friend to join him with the crimson and cream.

It didn't work. At least not yet.

"He was talking to me like the whole time telling me to commit and how much the coaches wanted me to commit," Weathersby said. "I knew going in I was going to wait, though."

Weathersby is set to see Texas on Feb. 22, but he said that will be his only other junior day visit. As much as he wants to see as many schools as possible, Weathersby also doesn't want to travel too much.

Weathersby knows a lot about OU's athletic tradition, but he said the visit opened his eyes in terms of the academic side of things and how important it is and how seriously it is taken.

The winning tradition sure doesn't hurt OU's case, either.

"When we went into the facility that showed us all the championships and showed all the players that had come through, that was my favorite part of the visit," Weathersby said. "The stadium was huge, and I liked how everything was within walking distance on campus."

After the OU visit, Weathersby said nothing has changed. The Sooners are still as high as they were before and among his early favorites.

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