Recruiting: Norman native looking for offers

Norman, Okla. defensive back Sam Tullius profile.

[b]Sam Tullius, DB, 5'10, 175, 4.58, NORMAN, OKLAHOMA: [/b] Sam Tullius is the starting quarterback at Norman High who has been a key factor on the Tiger football team for the last three years. Tullius broke onto the varsity scene as a sophomore when he started at corner and then moved to junior last season. Tullius will double this year at both quarterback and safety, or at least he thinks so. "I really haven't talked to Coach (Butch) Peters about going both ways, but I should," said Tullius. "I know in seven-on-seven drills I am playing both ways, so I think I will probably do that. I am really excited to be the quarterback this year. I like the ball in my hands and I like being the general and leader, and I am very excited about being the starting quarterback. I think I am going to do well next year and I think our team will do well." Tullius finished last season with two picks and approximately 60 tackles, despite missing close to three games due to a broken ankle the summer before. His sophomore year, at cornerback, Tullius intercepted one pass and finished with 30 tackles. Tullius can bench 255 pounds, squats 455 and he will go to a camp in Tulsa on Saturday where he will get a score in the vertical jump then. He was the sixth man in hoops this past year and will be a starter next season at point guard. His ankle kept him out of soccer this year, but he will be a starting forward on the Tiger soccer team next year. Tullius has attended the Southwest Air Camp, which is a passing camp at Putnam City High. OU commit Sam Bradford and Nebraska starting QB Zac Taylor have both attended the camp in previous years. This summer Tullius will attend a combine in Houston, a combine at Putnam City and one-day camps at Kansas, Tulsa and SMU. He is still looking for his first offer, but he has been in contact with Washington, Southern Miss, Northwestern and Missouri. "Washington has shown me a lot of interest right now," said Tullius. "I have always liked Missouri and Northwestern is a really good school because of their great academics. I would love to be recruited by OU and I knew Chuck Long very well. I have talked to Brent Venables and he been very nice to me. I have two teammates, Ryan Broyles (WR/CB) and Turner Troop (OLB), who have are being recruited by OU so I hope to get involved with them as well. "I have played quarterback all my life, and Ryan and Turner all several of us have always been on the same team. When I have been the quarterback with those guys on my team we have only lost one game my whole life. It is going to be nice to be back under center again with those guys on my team." Sam has qualified with 3.88 GPA and a 24 Sat.

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