RECRUITING: Top OT checks out Norman

Memphis, Tenn. offensive tackle Michael Oher talks about his unofficial visit to Norman.

MICHAEL OHER, OT, 6'4, 318, 5.0, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (BIAIRCREST HS):

Michael Oher is truly on of the very best players in the country. Ranked in TheInsiders.com National Top 25, Oher is a franchise offensive tackle prospect that has already received more offers than he can count. Recently, Oher was in Norman for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Athletic Camp and found a couple of minutes to talk to OUInsider.com.

JH: What brings you to Oklahoma?

MO: "I came to FCA camp, which is a lot of fun. We do a lot of fellowship, get a chance to work out and participate in a lot of different sports. I also figured it would be a good time to go see the OU program, the campus and the facilities. I also figured I could meet the coaches and some of the players."

JH: What other teams are you interested in at this time?

MO: "Right now I like Memphis, N.C. State, Tennessee, Florida State and Oklahoma."

JH: What do you think about Oklahoma?

MO: "They are in my top five and always have been."

JH: So, did you grow up an Oklahoma fan?

MO: "I guess you could say that. Oklahoma is a great program and everybody knows about Oklahoma. They have a great tradition, always play on television and they are always playing for a National Championship it seems."

JH: How much of an influence is it for you that you might get a chance to play early?

MO: "I am looking at the depth in the offensive line. Like, at Oklahoma, they graduate their starting offensive tackles and that is something I am looking at. I am not saying that I have to play my first year, but if I am capable I want to play my first year. I know Oklahoma is not afraid to play a freshman in the offensive line, because they did that with Vince Carter. That is another thing that is great about Oklahoma."

JH: Do you feel you will visit Oklahoma officially?

MO: "Definitely."

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