RECRUITING: Top OT checks out Norman

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


Michael Oher is truly on of the very best players in the country. Ranked in 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

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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