Box selected to U.S. Army All-American team

Oklahoma commit Austin Box talks about his selection to the U.S. Army All-American team, his recovery from injury and his is trip to OU-Texas.

Austin Box, LB, 6-3, 215, ENID OKLAHOMA:

JH: Congratulations on being named to the Scout.com Network Army All-American game. What does that mean to you?


AB: "It means a lot to me. Growing up I have always watched the game and I have always dreamed of playing in that game. Now that I am going to get to it, it is a great feeling."

JH: What position are you going to play?

AB: "I am pretty sure they are going to play me at outside linebacker."

JH: How is your injured elbow coming along?

AB: "It is coming along real well. It is day-to-day. I am going to practice this week and we will see how it goes when I put pads on and then determine when I get to play."

JH: How many games have you missed so far?

AB: "I have missed two games so far, and they projected that it would take three to six weeks to heal. It is just a matter of getting the swelling down and that is happening pretty quick."

JH: How has Enid done with you on the sideline?

AB: "We won the first one and then we lost the second one. We are 1-2 in district play."

JH: You took in the OU-Texas game last Saturday, but I am going to guess this wasn't your game?

AB: "I have gone to the OU/Texas game three times prior to Saturday."

JH: What was it like actually attending the game as a committed athlete to OU?

AB: "It was just awesome. I loved going down there and being a recruit this time. It was a blast. Sitting among all the recruits was so much fun. There were a lot of Texas guys there and a couple of guys from Missouri, and a lot of them were juniors. The guy from Missouri was big a tight end and was a junior, but I can't remember this name. (Andrew Jones (6-6, 225 from Smithville, Mo)."


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