Recruiting: Bedlam battle for Muskogee RB?

Muskogee, Okla. running back Dre Stout talks about his running style and interest in Oklahoma.

Dre Stout, RB, 5'11, 210, 4.4, MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA:

Stout emerged on the Oklahoma prep scene last season to such an extent that he will go into his senior year regarded as the top running back in the state. Stout rushed for 1,888 yards and 23 touchdowns this past season running out of the I-formation.

"I like running out of the I-formation and I think I am an up and down type runner," said Stout. "I like to run over and through people. I like to run the ball very physical."

Stout can bench 340 pounds, squats 550 and he posted a 39-inch vertical jump at the Muskogee Summer Pride camp. Stout has never been to a collegiate summer camp or combine, but he hopes to go one of the Sooner camps this summer.

Stout also participates in the long jump and high jump in track. This year he will also run on the 4 X 100 relay. However, it is football where Stout is going to earn his scholarship.

"I am looking forward to winning state next year," said Stout. "I know our success helped me earn some attention. Right now just the fact people know me is awesome. My family always gives me great support and with their support I can do some great things this upcoming year."

Stout is just now getting into the recruiting game and he is trying to learn as he goes.

"I am getting a lot of letters, but I am not sure if I have any offers yet," said Stout. "I am just now getting into it, but at this point I just like OU and OSU. I would like to go to one of those two schools. I have been a fan of OU all my life and I like Adrian Peterson a lot. I try to run just like him and even wear No. 28. I think if Adrian left next year that I could go in there and play a lot. I would like to think that I could be a starter if Adrian left after next year. That would be my goal."

Stout will take his ACT in April.


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