Just like last week, I had another good week of practice this week. I'm really getting more and more excited about the upcoming season, because my teammates and I are working hard. In fact, I think we're going to have a pretty good team this season. It was incredibly hot all week, but on Thursday and Friday we got to practice in shorts, which was nice.
On Saturday, we had our first scrimmage at Rockwall. I played well, but we didn't get to run too many plays. There were a couple of scuffles midway through the scrimmage, so they stopped it early. We got to run 15 plays in our first series and about half that number in the second series then it was over.
I really don't know what even started it, but Rockwall does talk a lot of crap. They talk and talk and so do their coaches. They talked last year too and they just never shut up even when they're getting whipped and having it handed to them.
It really got heated when one of our receivers caught a little screen pass and took it about 50 yards. After the play, I guess one of their guys hit our guy or maybe vice versa, which led to words and pushing. That's when everyone got in there. I had a few words with a guy, but then my lineman came over there and took care of the rest.
When we did play, it felt good to finally go against someone else besides my teammates, because that gets kind of boring, especially when the defense knows your plays. We really got to work on running the ball vs. Rockwall. I only threw about six passes, but I didn't care, because we were running all over them. We broke a couple of 40-yard touchdown runs, I threw for a touchdown on a screen pass and I also had a 10-yard touchdown run.
When I scored my rushing touchdown, I was in the shotgun. I read the defensive end when he came in on my backside, so I just tucked the ball away and ran it in. I think Rockwall's down a little this year, but they're all right. If we had played them in a regular game, we probably would have rushed for about 400 yards.
Overall, it was a good scrimmage for us. I felt like I threw the ball pretty well even though I didn't get a lot of chances. Like I said, we mainly worked on our running game. But heck, if we can run it like we did, we have to stick with it and that's what we kept doing.
Besides football, not much else happened at school. My classes are still pretty easy, which is cool. Yesterday, my girlfriend left for OU. We don't know what we're going to do, so it's tough. I really don't want to talk about it much, but we did hang out a lot before she left. I think she'll have fun up there.
I guess I'll be at the North Texas game on Saturday, but I heard it might rain. If it doesn't, I think two of my friends and my dad will probably go with me. North Texas has a good defense, but I don't think it'll be much of a game for OU.
I watched Kansas State play on Saturday. I like Ell Roberson. I think he's a good player. Their defense looked all right, but not as good as it's been in the past. I thought Darren Sproles was pretty good too. But to be honest, I really didn't even think about playing against those guys next year.
Speaking of the future, I have been trying to call some fellow OU recruits. I've been really busy, so when I do call and they're not there, which most of them aren't, I really don't get a chance to call back for awhile. But I'm going to keep trying throughout the season. I've already talked to Marcus Walker in Waco, but haven't been able to get in touch with Adrian Peterson.
I've talked to Lance Leggett before since he's from Arlington and I'll to him again at the North Texas game, because that's when the OU coaches told me he's taking his first official visit. I don't have Fred Davis' number, but if I get it, I'll probably give him a call too. Once I get some more time, I'll definitely make some more calls.
As for recruiting, everything has kind of calmed down. I'm sure it would have gotten wilder the longer I waited. Most schools showed me cool videos, especially Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, but the best stuff came from OU. They developed a real in-depth packet for me with a timeline for me after signing day. That was very impressive, because it had information about what players they'll have when I get there and how they're going to handle me next fall. It also said I'll be able to study the playbook after signing day and some videos too, so I can talk to Coach Long during spring ball. They want me to move to Norman on June 1.
This Thursday, we're having our second and final scrimmage vs. North Crowley at 7:30 p.m. We scrimmaged them last year and I played OK, but I really don't know much about them this year. All I want to do is go out and work on our stuff to get ready for the season opener at Abilene Cooper on Sept. 5.
I'll let you know how I did vs. North Crowley and what I thought of the North Texas game next week. And by the way, thanks for the questions, keep them coming.
Ask Rhett Bomar
What do you feel was the refining difference between OU and Texas in your recruiting process?
Rhett: "Both are great schools and I like both of them a lot, but I just felt Oklahoma was a better fit for me, because of the offense, which is similar to what I run now. The way OU wants their offense to go is a direction that I will fit into really well. I think it'll be more fun and I'll play real quick at OU. I like OU's coaches too. They make me feel very comfortable up there."
How much grief are the Texas fans giving you?
Rhett: "I have some friends who are diehard Texas fans. They're always telling me that they're going to try and convince me to go Texas until signing day. Other then that, it's not that bad. I've got other friends who like Oklahoma. They've bought some OU hats and shirts since I committed. There's an advanced placement English teacher at my school that I don't have right now, but I will later this year, who is a huge Texas fan. I'm not looking forward to going to that class, because she might not give me very good grades anymore, because she was always telling me last year to go to Texas."
Did your girlfriend's decision to attend OU influence your commitment?
Rhett: "That had nothing to do with it. A lot of people probably think that, because it's kind of a coincidence since she's going to school there and I committed to OU. That's totally separate from football stuff."
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