Gerald Jones, ATH, 6-1, 190, 4.49 OKLAHOMA CITY (MILLWOOD HS), OKLAHOMA:
JH: Congratulations for being named to play in the Scout.com U.S. Arm Army All-American game. How does that make you feel?
GJ: "Man, that is a great feeling. I know that is a great tradition that the high school athletes who are the very best play in that game. It is a great feeling to be thought of as one of the best players in the country."
JH: Do you think of yourself as one of the best players in the nation?
GJ: "I don't look at it that way. I always tell myself that I am going to be the best, but I don't think I am the best. I do think in the state of Oklahoma that I do believe that I am the best player in the state."
JH: How is practice going so far?
GJ: "We played against Plainview (scrimmage). Our workouts are very tough, because we are Millwood and workouts are always tough at Millwood. We did real well in our scrimmage. We had 286 yards total offense and I had a little over 100 yards passing and around 80 yards rushing. I had one 60-yard run for a touchdown. I faked the 'iso' inside and followed the guard up in the hole and I did a little zig-zag thing and ran across the field and eventually got into the end zone."
JH: When you heard that Rhett Bomar was kicked off the team, did you at any time think that maybe you could be the next QB at OU considering you are a very good QB at Millwood?
GJ: "No, not all. I thought about the situation, as far as receiving money and how wrong that was. As far as me playing quarterback, I never thought about that at all."
JH: You said you thought about the situation so what were your thoughts?
GJ: "A lot of things went through my head. First, why did he even accept it when he knew that he was going to get himself into trouble and his team. Then I thought about how strong Bob Stoops was and how he kept his word. If you don't follow the rules, Bob Stoops is going to kick you off the team. That is the way it should be. I am looking forward to seeing how well they are going to do and how they are going to adjust."
JH: At this time, how is recruiting shaping up with you?
GJ: "I have eight teams right now. I like OU, OSU, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, Florida, Nebraska, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. These are the eight schools that I am considering at this time. I have been to unofficially — to OU, OSU and Texas Tech."
JH: Have you set any official visits yet?
GJ: "I am going to Texas Tech on October 28th for an official visit. Right now that is the only one that I know. I am trying to decide if I should go to OSU or OU or not because they are so close. I have already been there so many times so I am not sure I should take an official visit. I don't know if I am going to go to Tennessee or not. I know that I want to take an official visit to Florida, but I am not sure when. I want to go up there when they play somebody good."
JH: What are your thoughts on OU at this time?
GJ: "Honestly, I do like OU because I like their style of play. I love their tradition and they have a head coach who helps players get to the league. The only thing that concerns me is that they have so many great players that are already in their system that I don't know how I would fit in there. They have so many great athletes so I worry about that. I do like OU, but probably not as much as I like OSU and Texas Tech right now. But I like them a lot better than I used to. I am beginning to like them more and more all the time."
Two still in front for Oklahoma City athlete
Sooners Illustrated Top Stories
Sooner Intel: Marquise BrownIntel returns with an update on OU juco wide receiver target Marquise Brown.
Sooners IllustratedYesterday at 6:51 AM
Sooner Intel: Thibodeaux on the prowlIntel returns with a look at the work Calvin Thibodeaux has put in with the defensive line recruiting in the last week.
Sooners IllustratedYesterday at 6:47 AM
Sooner Intel: What's Kerry cooking?Intel returns with all the pertinent moves at defensive back for OU in the last week.
Sooners IllustratedYesterday at 6:43 AM
TBT: Heisman Finalists as Seniors on ScoutOn 'Throwback Thursday' Scout rewinds the recruiting clock to take a look at this year's Heisman Trophy finalists as prospects coming out of high school.
Scout FootballThursday at 10:27 AM