RECRUITING: Chicago OL back from Norman

Coveted Chicago offensive lineman Roland Martin talks about his trip to Norman and whether or not he feels he can play early at OU.


JH: How was your trip to OU this weekend?

RM: "I just rolled in and I am tired from the drive. We drove the whole way. Actually, my mother drove the whole way. The drive was real long, but it wasn't any big deal. My mom said it was long, but she admitted that it wasn't really that bad."

JH: What did you think about the visit?

RM: "It was great. Everything about it was good. Mo (Dampeer) was my host. We basically just hung out and I had a chance to meet a lot of the guys on the trip. I enjoyed hanging out with the football team. It seems they stay together a lot and help each other out a lot."

JH: What did you think of the University and the program itself?

RM: "The campus is bigger than I expected, but not quite as small as I thought it was going to be. They have a great football team and they work on a lot of speed and agility during their workouts, and I think that is great. They work hard as a team and they seem to develop a lot of good players. I am not used to the small city, but that is something that I can get used to."

JH: Did your visit enhance the Sooners chances in signing you?

RM: "Well, everything was really great about them. I really feel they have a great school and a great football program. I have also been to Michigan State and I liked them too. I go to Tennessee this weekend and I will probably come back and say the same thing about them. After I take that visit I am going to sit down and make my decision, and it is not going to be easy."

JH: Does the fact that OU doesn't have a lot of depth at offensive tackle influence your decision at all?

RM: "I think I can go in and contribute early there. I would have to say that OU doesn't have much depth at offensive tackle and they are a little weak there."

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