Chris Brown, RB, 5-10.5, 195, 4.5, ALEXANDRIA (SENIOR HS), LOUISIANA:
JH: Congratulations on your commitment to OU. Why did you commit to the Sooners last night?
CB: "It was just that I felt more comfortable at Oklahoma than anywhere else. I visited a lot of schools and just decided that I didn't need to take any more visits, because I knew after taking those visits where I wanted to go. I wanted to wait until Coach (Cale) Gundy got here to tell him. When I told my mom of my decision she wanted me to wait until Coach Gundy got here so she could meet him. I had told her all about Coach Gundy and how great of a guy he was, and she just wanted to see for herself. Once she met him I was able to tell him the news."
JH: Was he expecting your decision this soon?
CB: "He was kind of surprised. I don't think he had a real idea. He was always telling me that he was getting a date set to get Coach (Bob) Stoops down here and I think he thought that maybe I would do it then. I had my mind made up and I didn't see any reason to wait."
JH: You say you felt comfortable at OU, so was that the sole reason why you picked Oklahoma over Mississippi State and Arkansas?
CB: "When I went to all those schools I tried to picture myself at those schools, and I just felt that I belonged at Oklahoma. I prayed about it and everything came back Oklahoma. The fact that Nic (Harris/former high school teammate at Alexandria) was there was a plus and when I was there I got treated like I was already a teammate. I feel like I have been a part of the team for a couple of months now."
JH: We know you rushed for 1,700 yards and 22 touchdowns, but how would you describe your running style?
CB: "I would say that I like to get outside as much as possible, but I am a good runner inside the tackles. I am the type of running back that you can move around. I run best out of the I-formation, but we also run the gun just like Oklahoma does. I run over people when I have too, but I have moves that I can make. I would say that I glide when I run."
JH: What are your goals your first season at OU?
CB: "I just want to come in and help my team in any way that I can. I am not looking for the spotlight or anything. I am just looking to help Oklahoma win as many football games as they can next year. I know that AD is there for another year and I want to learn as much as I can from him and become the best running back I can be. I don't mind coming in and backing him up next year and trying to earn whatever reps that he leaves out there."
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