JH: Congratulations on being selected in the sixth round by the Minnesota Vikings. What would you like to say to the OU fans not that you are officially a former Sooner?
Ruuuuuuufus: "Tell them that I am going to miss them all. I am really going to miss the OU fans. I had a great time playing at OU and they showed me how much they cared for me in every game by the way they cheered for me and with the chant. I can't believe a guy like me has a chant. I will never forget that. They are the greatest fans in the world and I will cherish every moment that I had in the stadium. I played there for five years and I have great memories and I will remember them fondly."
JH: How anxious did you get waiting to hear your name?
Ruuuuuuufus: "It was kind of frustrating, you know, because I know how to play the game of football. The fact that I had to wait so long made it a long day-and-a-half. It is what it is and I got to Minnesota, where I can go out and make the best of it and play football the way I know how to play football."
JH: Were you disappointed that you were drafted so late in the sixth round?
Ruuuuuuufus: "Yeah, but I can't do anything about it. I am not a GM . I am not going to be one of those guys saying, 'If I am not one of their top picks I am not going to compete.' I am going to go out there and play the game and play the hand I was dealt. I am going to go out there and make it happen. I will have a chance to still play in the National Football League and still make a lot of money. I can make more money than anybody that is graduating with me that is about to make going into their first job. I will have a chance to go out there and do a lot of things for my self and help out my family. I am going to go out there and play the hand I was dealt."
JH: As long as I have known you and have covered you, you are the kind of person who loves a challenge, and being drafted in the sixth round will provide a challenge for you to prove you belong in the NFL, won't it?
Ruuuuuufus: "I will have a lot of motivation to prove a lot of people wrong. A lot of people passed on me because they said that I wasn't fast enough or something, but I really don't know. It is whatever. I have to go out there and prove to them and prove to myself that I can play in the NFL."
JH: What do you know about the Minnesota defense and their linebacker situation?
Ruuuuuufus: "I really don't know much about it. I am going to find out Thursday when I go up there."
JH: How good of a feeling is it to know that you are going up there with Adrian Peterson?
Ruuuuuuufus: "It is a great feeling that you have somebody there that you have been around for four years. It is a great feeling that I am going to continue to be around that guy."
JH: I hear that Minnesota runs a similar defense to Oklahoma. Is that true?
Ruuuuuuufus: "Yes, it is a cover-2 defense a lot like Oklahoma. It is not going to be that much of a learning curve for me. I know I will have to learn a few new things, especially NFL terminology and stuff, but that is about it."
JH: What are your reporting dates?
Ruuuuuuufus: "I have rookie camp this Thursday, and then I have mini-camp May 15th."
JH: It has to feel good to have a job and go to work. God Bless you and good luck.
Ruuuuuufus: "You are right about that. Thanks you very much."