Future Sooners unite at photo shoot

Five future Sooners from Texas to be featured on Inside OU Sports Magazine's March cover.

ENNIS, Texas—Considering Oklahoma's dominance of Texas in football the last four years, the Lone Star State was the ideal backdrop for Inside OU Sports Magazine's inaugural recruiting photo shoot on Sunday.

The 90-minute session, which was held at Ennis High School, featured Sooner signees Rhett Bomar, Garrett Hartley, Lendy Holmes, Adrian Peterson and Marcus Walker.

A group shot of the five players in their Sooner jerseys will be the cover shot for March's issue of Inside OU Sports Magazine.

"It's good to see everybody from Texas going to Oklahoma," said a smiling Walker as he watched his future roommate, Peterson, playfully cradle a football. "That really says a lot about Coach Stoops and the Sooners."

In between the photographs, discussion among the five players generally centered on the Class of 2004 recruiting video, which each player has now seen.

Of the highlights, which were shown at the OUInsider.com recruiting luncheon, Bomar's clips, especially when he got his helmet knocked off during a dizzying run vs. Carrollton Newman Smith in October, were the consensus favorite.

"He was straight clowning fools," said Walker. "It's ridiculous."

During the photo shoot, there was also heated debate about who was the better basketball player, Holmes or Peterson, both of which are starters on their respective high school teams.

"I've got go with Lendy," said Hartley. "He can shoot left- and right-handed."

Another hot topic among the players was the off-season workout regiment they recently received from Coach Schmidt. It allegedly includes lots of repetitions.

"I'm still hooping," said Holmes with a toothy grin. "I ain't got time for that."

After effortlessly lofting a tight-spiraled pass to Lendy Holmes, who in turn made a quick pitch to Peterson, inside Ennis High School's gymnasium, Bomar stood motionless, almost in awe of his future offensive teammates.

"I've never experienced anything like that," said Bomar. "It's nice to know that I'm going to be playing with guys that are so talented. I wouldn't have to do everything anymore. I can just do my job."

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