Stoops, Sooners get their lineman

Oklahoma needed an impact offensive lineman perhaps more than any position in this year's class, and they got just that Friday morning in junior college four-star lineman Brandon Walker. See inside for Walker's comments on his decision and where on the line he'll play next season.

Brandon Walker, OL, 6-3, 315, Coffeyville Community College (Kansas):

JH: Congratulations on picking Oklahoma. Why did you pick the Sooners over Florida State?

BW: "I feel Oklahoma was recruiting me a little harder than Florida State was. Oklahoma needed offensive linemen and they convinced me that they wanted me to play at Oklahoma."

JH: So the fact that OU got on you first and stuck with you through the recruiting process played a big role in your decision?

BW: "Yeah, it did. It stuck with me hard. They saw my parents a couple of times and when they came down here Coach Stoops and Coach Wilson both came to see me."

JH: Did the fact that Coach Stoops came to see you and Bobby Bowden didn't play a big role in your decision?

BW: "It wasn't the fact that he didn't come and see me, it was the fact that he didn't go see my parents or they didn't go see my parents. That certainly played apart in it."

JH: Are you a guard or tackle at OU or the next level?

BW: "I think my ultimate position is going to be guard, but I can play either position. I know I can play tackle, but I think in the NFL I will be a guard."

JH: Oklahoma has some openings in their offensive line, so I know you are looking forward to the opportunities?

BW: "It is a great opportunity I just have to go in there and prove that I can get the job done. They are not going to give me anything. I have to get in there and prove that I can play."

JH: The one word I hear to describe you is 'mean'. I hear you really play with a mean streak?

BW: "When I'm in the game I just try to kill whatever's in front of me. So, if you line up in front of me I guess I have to be mean to you."

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