Baton Rouge, La. defensive end Frank Alexander talks about his signing day decision to choose Oklahoma over Auburn.
JH: Talk about your decision to sign with OU today?
FA: "It is a real good feeling to sign with OU. I am glad that I was able to go ahead and get it over with. Oklahoma is one of the better schools in the country and I feel good about the winning tradition that they have. Coach (Bob) Stoops and all the players are great people and I feel real comfortable with that. This is a real good experience for me."
JH: On Monday you told me that you knew where you were going. Did you really or were you having a tough time today deciding who to sign with?
FA: "At first, I knew where I was going but it kind of got sticky at the end. A lot of schools started calling a day before signing day, so it kind of got a little edgy. Today, I just sat down and thought about it and OU was the best choice for me."
JH: Who did it come down to at the end?
FA: "It came down to Oklahoma and Auburn."
JH: What was it about Oklahoma that led you to sign with the Sooners?
FA: "Both of the schools were great schools. Whatever school that I picked wasn't going to be a bad choice. To me, they were both real good schools so there wasn't any major difference. I just felt more comfortable about going to Oklahoma."
JH: From the beginning you were set on leaving the state of Louisiana to play your college football, weren't you?
FA: "At first, I wanted to stay in state but I thought about it and the in-state schools really weren't on me hard so I had to get over it. So I got over my home school feelings and decided to go on."
JH: What do you hope to accomplish your first year at OU?
FA: "My first year I hope I hope to display hard work, good character, and I hope to come to Oklahoma with a good work ethic. I hope to do whatever I need to do to get some playing time on the field as a freshman."
JH: What do you weigh right now?
FA: When I weighed a couple of weeks ago I was 248, but I don't know what it is right now."
JH: What are you averaging in basketball this week?
FA: "Last night I had 21. I have a career-high of 35."
JH: What would you like to tell the Oklahoma fans?
FA: "I would like to thank Oklahoma for offering me. I want to tell the OU fans that I am doing to do everything that I can to help the Oklahoma Sooners to big things in college football."
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