RECRUITING: Will Lebby honor his commitment?

Andrews, Texas OL Jeff Lebby talks about where he stands with OU following Mark Mangino's departure

JEFF LEBBY, OL, 6'4, 285, 5.0, ANDREWS, TEXAS:

JH: You have been committed to OU since the summer, but now OU has lost their offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Mark Mangino to Kansas. What are your thoughts on Mangino leaving?

JL: After all the schools I visited unofficially, I went to the OU camp and got injured and spent a ton of time with Coach Mangino. When I got home and decided to go to OU, one of the big reasons why was because of the "Bear'.
I called him today and let him know that I was extremely happy for him. It doesn't bother me that he is leaving, but there is some concern, because of the lack of familiarity of who the next OL coach is going to be. If it is somebody in the system like Coach (Jonathan) Hayes then I have no problem with it, but if it is somebody outside of the system then I will be concerned about it. I know that at Oklahoma they will go out and hire a great coach so this thing is going to work out for the best.

JH: You are visiting OU this weekend, don't you feel that any questions you have will be answered then?

JL: I would believe so. Coach Gundy is going to be here tomorrow and I will be flying out Friday morning. I am sure a lot of my questions will be put to rest then.

JH: Did you pick OU for their program and not just because of a coach anyway?

JL: I didn't come home and say that I liked that offensive line coach better than the others and then picked them. Of course who the coach was played a role, but the bottom line is that I liked Oklahoma better than any other school.
JH: Last time we talked you said that you were beginning to get into a groove, so how did you finish up the season?

JL: Not bad, because I felt I made progress through the year and played better the second half. I can make a lot of improvement and I am not any where close to what my potential is going to be yet.

JH: How did your team wind up and what sport do you go into next?

JL: Our season just finished last weekend and we finished 7-6. We got to play 13 games for the second year in a row. Now, I am going to enter my offseason program and get ready to report to OU.

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