Recruiting: Dallas DB loves to cover

Dallas (Lake Highland) cornerback Stephen Hodge wants to see how hard the Sooners recruit him


Hodge has played in the tough inner city Dallas area, where skill players rule. And for the past two years Hodge has matched up with the very best in the area and more than held his own.

This season Hodge will become a three-year starter and he broke in his sophomore year as a corner and hasn't moved from that position yet. This season Hodge will break out and play a little wide receiver to find out what it is like on the other side of the ball.

"I like playing man-up and going one-on-one with the top wide receivers," said Hodge. "J.T. Perry from Allen was a very tough wide receiver for me to cover. He was a senior last year with a tough rep, but he didn't catch any balls against me."

Hodge can bench 225 pounds, squats 395 and he has a 31-inch vertical jump. Last season Hodge ran the 100M (10.4) and the 200M (21.9) in track and should better those marks this season.

Hodge went to West Virginia camp and performed well. Hodge has offers from West Virginia, Boston College, UCLA and Vanderbilt, but is hearing from many other schools as well.

"I am not closing in on any school and I am pretty much looking at any school that is looking at me," said Hodge. "I have an interest in Oklahoma and they tried to get me to go to one of their summer camps. I will have to see how things go and see how hard Oklahoma recruits me in the future."

Oklahoma is very close to offering Hodge. Hodge has qualified.

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