RECRUITING: Kentucky OL to visit OU this weekend

Murray, Kentucky offensive tackle Cory Zirbel talks about his upcoming visit to Norman and the Sooners' chances to land him.

Cory Zirbel, OL, 6-6, 301, 5.1, Murray, Kentucky:

JH: Earlier this summer you said that you might visit Oklahoma sometime this summer. Is that still going to be the case?

CZ: I am coming out to Oklahoma this Friday actually. I have wanted to visit for a long time and I have been waiting on an offer from them. I am taking the visit on good faith because they havent offered yet, but I am hoping they offer me when they get a chance to see me in person. OU likes to wait to offer offensive linemen until they get a chance to see them in person, and I am going to give them that opportunity on Friday.

JH: What camps have you been to this summer and what programs have you visited?

CZ: I went to the Miami, Michigan and Ohio State camp. Then I visited Wisconsin and Minnesota.

JH: Do you have a top five at this time?

CZ: I do have a top five, but it is not in any particular order. It is Michigan, Miami, Ohio State, Florida and Oklahoma. I have a great interest in Oklahoma, especially with their great tradition and the fact they are winning so much lately.

"I want to go to a school that is winning and OU is one of the best programs in the country. I have always had a genuine interest in OU and I look forward to seeing them on Friday."

JH: Do you have a leader?

CZ: Michigan is my favorite, but they are not locked into a No. 1 choice right now. I haven't been to Oklahoma yet, and I would like to get to Arkansas and to Iowa if possible. That would be all the places that I want to see, and from there I would be able to make a decision.

JH: How have your summer workouts gone this summer?

CZ: I have actually gained eight pounds and dropped my body fate three percent. I weigh 307 pounds right now and I clocked my fastest forty time ever at 5.13. I think I have had a pretty good summer.

JH: Have you started practice yet, and which side of the line of scrimmage will you play this season?

CZ: We started two-a-days this week. I will be playing strong-side offensive tackle all season.

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