RECRUITING: Peterson ready to make his pick

Palestine, Texas running back Adrian Peterson talked to on the eve of his decision. Could Saturday finally be the day America's top running back finally becomes a Sooner?

SAN ANTONIO—Palestine, Texas running back Adrian Peterson talks about his upcoming commitment, Oklahoma and the factors that contributed to his decision during an exclusive interview on the eve of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game. Are you still planning to make your verbal commitment to either Oklahoma or Miami during halftime of tomorrow's U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game?

Peterson: "Yes." How long have you known what school you will attend?

Peterson: "About a week. I've changed my mind a few times (lately)." Is there any chance you will switch the decision you have made between now and your announcement?

Peterson: "No." What do you like most about Oklahoma?

Peterson: "The players, because they stick together and work hard. I really took to them when I visited and see myself being surrounded by guys like that. I really feel comfortable there (Oklahoma) and I love the coaches." Ultimately, what was the biggest deciding factor in your decision?

Peterson: "I've always wanted to go somewhere that best fits me and that's what I'm doing." What are your thoughts on your decision?

Peterson: "I'm really excited about it. To be honest, I can't wait to get this (recruiting) over with, so I can start focusing on other things." Are you nervous about making your commitment on national television?

Peterson: "A little bit, but not much. I know there's a lot of pressure, but I don't look at it that way."

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