Of Cameron Schacht's hits this season, perhaps none is bigger than the 543-pound Russian boar that he bagged two weeks ago.
"I'd never shot one that big before," said Schacht, a 6-foot-5, 267-pound left tackle, who used a 7mm rifle to topple the beast on his grandfather's ranch in Coffman, Texas. "I didn't realize how big it was until we had to use a tractor to move it."
This season, Schacht, the first commitment of Oklahoma's 2004 football recruiting class, has tallied 60 pancake blocks for Coppell High, which is 6-1 and ranked No. 7 in Class 5A by the Dallas Morning News.
He is also grading out at 93 percent, despite a right ankle with two torn ligaments, which he originally injured in August and forced him to miss all of his team's preseason practices.
"It's hurt quite a bit," said Schacht, who committed in March and chose the Sooners over Kansas State, Louisiana State and Colorado State. "But I just tape it up and play anyway."
Because of his ankle, Schacht said he hasn't played a single down at full strength this season, but insists the injury is healing.
"My play has improved the last two games, but before that I was pretty disappointed," said Schacht, who has yet to attend an OU football game this year, but will officially visit Norman on Nov. 1 for the Oklahoma State game. "As my ankle improves, I should keep getting better and better."
Originally slated to graduate high school in January, Schacht will now finish school in May, because his school's trimester schedule won't allow him to enroll at Oklahoma in time for spring classes.
That doesn't bother the Arlington native, who wants and expects to redshirt as a freshman, because he's well aware of the national championship expectations at Oklahoma.
"They've got the top program in America," said Schacht. "That's why I'm going to OU, because I want to be the very best."
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