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Denver, Colo. offensive lineman Jesse White talks about his commitment to Oklahoma.

Jesse White, OC, 6-3, 287, 4.85, DENVER (MULLEN HS), COLORADO:

JH: What did you think of your unofficial to OU this past weekend?

JW: "I don't have words to explain for it. The stadium, the weight room, the facilities and the academics are the best in the nation, and I feel OU is the perfect fit for me."

JH: Did you commit to OU this weekend?

JW: "Yes sir, I did. And I am very excited about that. My father, my family and all my family back in Oklahoma are really excited about that."

JH: Where the OU coaches surprised by your commitment?

JW: "Coach was real excited because I don't think they expected me to commit. I sat down with Coach Stoops and he is a great man. My father and I sat down with him and asked him some specific questions and he answered them with great conviction, and that was so impressive. Coach Stoops and Coach (Kevin) Wilson are great family men and that is important to me and my family. Getting a chance to watch OU on game day and watch what they go though was a tremendous thrill. OU's program, what they do before each game, was incredible. It was something that I have never seen before. They watch film and each player has a chance to speak or ask questions. By the time they are ready to take the field they are so fired up that they their energy is off the chart. I was ready to go out and play for them."

JH: Did you watch the offensive line play at the game?

JW: "I watch the offensive line because you lose things watching the offensive line. I watched Vince Carter because he is one of the very best centers in the country. I learned a few things watching him. You can always learn a few things and that was good for me."

JH: I guess you found what you were looking for academically at OU?

JW: "Yes, Oklahoma had what I was looking for academically. I am going to major in business and they have a good major in this area."

JH: When you are going to take your official visit to OU?

JW: "I am going to take it November 13th when OU plays Nebraska."

JH: I know you are great in the weight room so did you meet Coach Jerry Schmidt?

JW: "Yes, I did. I love it when your weight coach lifts with you. I know he lifts with the team because you can tell by looking at him."

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