Recruiting: Sooners land another lineman

Blue Springs, Mo. offensive lineman Donald Stephenson chose the Sooners over Kansas and Nebraska.

Oklahoma officially secured their 11th commitment this morning in Blue Springs, Mo. offensive lineman Donald Stephenson.

Stephenson, a 6-6, 285-pounder, chose the Sooners over Kansas, Nebraska and Michigan. The allure of staying close to home and playing for Kansas was tempting, but in the end Stephenson said Oklahoma was just too good to pass up.

"Oklahoma is Oklahoma. It would be a privilege to play at OU. I know that a lot of guys want to play there, and I get a chance to do it," Stephenson said.

"I think I fit in perfect in their offensive line and their offense. The OU offense has a good mixture of things in it from power to zone. Watching film of them, they have the same style of play that I do. So I feel I could fit into their offense real well."

Stephenson also got approval on the Sooners from his mother.

"She said out of all the trips she enjoyed the one to OU the most. She is pretty strong about Oklahoma."

Stephenson is the third lineman in the 2007 class joining juco Phil Loadholt and Waxahachie, Texas center Jason Hannan.


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