RECRUITING: OL would have interest if OU offers

Burbank, Calif. offensive tackle Eben Britton names his top three.

EBEN BRITTON, OT, 6'6, 270, 5.0, BURBANK, CALIFORNIA (BURROWS HS):

As collegiate teams continue to chase down some of the top offensive tackles in the country they will find their way this season to Burbank, California to check on Eben Britton. Britton will be a three-year starter this season at right tackle and he is a part-time player at defensive tackle.

"Playing offensive tackle is a special position I think because you are protecting one of your most important guys," said Britton. "I play a little on defense, but that is off-and-on. But it is at offensive tackle that I really feel I will make a name for myself."

Britton can bench 310 pounds, squats 400 and he has a 28-inch vertical jump. Britton went to the USC one-day camp, the UCLA one-day camp and he took an unofficial visit this summer to San Diego State. Britton plays summer basketball with the school team and he throws the shot and discus in track.

At this point, Britton has received 11 scholarship offers and he is currently taking a strong look at all of them to get it down to a workable number.

"The recruiting process has been a lot of fun," said Britton. "I guess my leaders would be UCLA, Arizona and San Diego State. Oklahoma said they are offering me, but I have not received an official letter yet. Oklahoma would be an awesome place to play football, but I don't know a lot about them. It seems to be a school that is great for football. If Oklahoma does offer me I would give them serious consideration."

Britton has already qualified.

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