RECRUITING: Sooners in the mix for Top Texas OL?

Houston, Texas offensive tackle Reginald Youngblood talks about his game and his visit from an OU assistant on Wednesday.


Reginald Youngblood is regarded as the best offensive tackle in Texas, and when that is the case he certainly can claim that he is one of the very best offensive linemen in the country. Youngblood will go into his senior year as a three-year starter at offensive tackle.

"I think it is good to play offensive tackle and to get recognition as well," said Youngblood. "It used to be that a running back would gain a thousand yards and many people acted as if he did all by himself. Now, people know who we are in the offensive line. I like the fact that people put names with your numbers."

Youngblood, who benches 325 pounds, squats 500 and has a 28 1/2 vertical jump, plays the game with a certain determination.

"I love the game so much that I play it with everything that I have," said Youngblood. "I can play to control the game just as much as any guys on defense and I am not going to give up my half of the line of scrimmage."

Youngblood went to the Nike camp at College Station his sophomore year and plans to go to the LSU camp this summer. Youngblood says he is trying to make it up to OU and Miami this summer to look around.

Youngblood has been offered by 22 schools at this point and he is the process of working through all of them.

"I haven't narrowed anything down at this point, but I am going to try to do that by the end of the summer," said Youngblood. "I have been having problems trying to get my choices down to a few schools.

"I like Florida State, Miami, LSU, Oklahoma, and Texas and really there are many more I like as well. Coach (Kevin) Sumlin was at our school today and I have always liked OU. I think I am going to visit OU officially and I am pretty sure they will be one of my five schools that I really think hard about."

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