Recruiting: The best in Texas is a Sooner

Van, Texas running back Jermie Calhoun talks about his commitment to Oklahoma.

OUInsider.com has confirmed that Van, Texas running back Jermie Calhoun, the No. 1 player in the state of Texas according to Scout.com, committed to Oklahoma today.

James Hale has confirmed that Van, Texas running back Jermie Calhoun, the No. 1 player in the state of Texas according to Scout, committed to Oklahoma today.

"Yes sir," said Calhoun when asked if he had committed to Oklahoma. "I was just ready to commit. It's close to home and there are things I want to concenrtate on besides recruiting, so I wanted to get it over with. I've got my senior year and I want to concenrrate on academics. That's why I went ahead and committed.

So what was it that made the Sooners stand out?

"The No. 1 reason is they have a great program and they know how to run the football," said Calhoun, who held offers from national powers such as LSU and defending national champion Florida. "They have a great tradition in the running game and their offense is suited for a great running back. The academics are pretty good and they have great coaches."

Did he know he would be a Sooner before making this weekend's visit to Norman for Junior Day?

"I had an idea I might. I talked it over with my family and coaches, and after this weekend they all agreed it was the thing to do."

Calhoun also said he is done with recruiting and will not take any further visits.


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