Recruiting: Top Texas OL ready to see Norman's top-ranked player in Texas — Houston offensive lineman Ian Symonette — talks about his upcoming visit to Norman and where the Sooners stand on his list.

Ian Symonette, OL, 6-9, 330, HOUSTON (ST. PIUS X HS), TEXAS:

JH: Is your high school team still playing?

IS: "We lost in the first round of the playoffs 29-21. We finished our season 8-3.

JH: What kind of season do you feel like you had?

IS: "I think I had a great season coming off the injury that I had. I worked very hard and got my body into great shape, and then I got great coaching from my coaches. I had the best season of my career. I had a great off-season and really got back into great shape and just improved my athletic ability. I think that really paid off for me this season."

JH: Are you visiting Oklahoma this weekend?

IS: "Yes sir. That will be my first visit."

JH: Did you ever take an unofficial to Oklahoma?

IS: "This will be the first time that I have ever been to Oklahoma."

JH: What are you expectations of your visit to Oklahoma?

IS: "It is not that I have any expectations, or that I am not going in there with any expectations. I just want to go up there and see how I feel about Oklahoma. I want to see if I feel comfortable and if I feel that Oklahoma can get me to the next level. I want to find out if Oklahoma is the kind of school where I can feel comfortable about spending the next four to five years of my life, and if they has what I am looking for both academics and athletics."

JH: Is the depth chart in the offensive line important at all to you as you try to make your decision?

IS: "Yes, I want to go to a school where there is an opportunity to play early. I don't want to go to a school where they are so deep in the offensive line that as a freshman I would be four guys back at a certain position. I trust my abilities, but I want to be smart about my decision. I want to go to a school where there are some opportunities to play early."

JH: What other visits have you set up?

IS: "I am going to LSU on December 9 and Miami on December 16. I want to take all my visits, but right now those are the three visits that I have set up. Texas A&M is really the only other school I am interested in."

JH: Do you have a leader at this time?

IS: "No, I don't have a leader, but that is what my visits are for. I want to take my visits and then make my decision based off of those visits."

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