CURTIS LOFTON, LB, 6-2, 225, 4.65, KINGFISHER, OK:
JH: Congratulations on picking OU.
CL: "Thanks. It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make and I am just glad to get it over with."
JH: What was the big difference in your decision to pick OU over the other schools involved?
CL: "Me and Coach (Brent) Venables have a great bond. Plus, some of the players just signed by OU I already have a great relationship with. Marcus Walker and Adrian Peterson are guys that I am already good friends with."
JH: Did you know for a little while that OU was the school for you or did you struggle with your decision all the way up to your announcement?
CL: "At the Jim Thorpe banquet I met Coach Venables for the first time. He went back to his office and watched film on me, and I guess he really liked how I played. He then started to write me and when he called he invited me down to Norman. I started going down there to hang out and watch film and things, and I started to think that OU was the place for me."
JH: You mentioned earlier that you were going to look at several factors. Based on those factors, was OU the clear choice?
CL: "I really didn't try to look at statistics. I was just trying to go with a school that was best for me and that was the best fit. That was Oklahoma in many ways."
JH: So this decision was based on a gut feeling?
CL: "Earlier in the week I went to OSU for a couple of scrimmages and they told me to go to bed and think about OSU, and when I wake up see how I feel about OSU. Well, when I woke up I didn't feel go good about OSU. And then I went to OU, I felt great when I woke up the next day. I knew then I was going to OU."
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