Recruiting: OU too good to pass up for OL

Blue Springs, Mo. offensive lineman Donald Stephenson talks about his commitment to Oklahoma. (Photo/

Donald Stephenson, OL, 6-6, 285, BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI:

JH: Where have you decided to play your college football?

DS: "I have put a lot of thought on it and I am feeling really good about Oklahoma. That is where I am going to play my college football."

JH: Who are the contenders when it was all said and done?

DS: "When it came down to these final two or three weeks, I was really struggling with a decision between Nebraska and KU. Those two are hard to choose between. Then once I determined Kansas was better for me than Nebraska I started to took at look at how Kansas compared to Oklahoma. Oklahoma turned out to be the best school for me."

JH: What put Oklahoma over the top?

DS: "When I went on my visit to Oklahoma, I didn't expect to be impressed like I was. It was very impressive talking to all the players and coaches, and they showed me all the great success they had with offensive lineman. It was just too much to turn down. That is why I chose Oklahoma."

JH: Do you expect to play offensive tackle or offensive guard at Oklahoma?

DS: "I think I will play either left or right tackle. I think I can play either position. I don't really see me as an inside guy, but if that is what they feel is best for me then I am willing to do it."

JH: How did you feel things went for your senior season at Blue Springs?

DS: "I improved a lot. I think we had a great year. Our coaches were fantastic, the best I have ever had. I can't thank them enough. I think every game we gave a good account of ourselves and got better."

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