Good Rock Solid with OU

Oklahoma commitment Stephen Good has spent the summer continuing to rehabilitate his shoulder and has just been working hard to increase his already tremendous strength before he gets to Norman. We caught up with the Paris, Texas native recently to discuss his summer, as well as the recent sanctions imposed on Oklahoma's program.

Locking down and keeping the number one ranked offensive guard in the entire country is certainly top priority for the Sooner staff, but Stephen Good is certainly not a player they need to worry about going anywhere right now. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman has spent his summer working to get back to 100-percent and when asked about the recent disciplinary measures taken against the Oklahoma program he seemed fairly apathetic.

"My first reaction to the news was that it really could have been worse to tell you the truth," Good said. "I mean, we only lost two scholarships for two recruiting classes which is not a big deal and they wiped away the 2005 season wins which is rough, however it does not really affect me at all, so it just isn't something I worry about. I spoke to Coach (Josh) Heupel about it because he wanted to make sure he answered any questions I had and need to make sure I was still on board and I told him that it didn't change how I felt about Oklahoma in the slightest."

Good is one of the centerpieces in an outstanding recruiting class so far for the Sooners, so his reaction to the news is certainly comforting for all that support the program and for those who are worried it is reasonable to expect the same type of reaction from most of the recruits.

"I spoke to Britt Mitchell about it just the other day as well and he really felt the same way I did about it," Good explained. "Like I said, it really does not affect us and it was something a few kids did, not an entire program. I have not really put anymore thought into it to tell you the truth as I am just focused on working out, getting stronger and rehabbing my shoulder at this point."

"I have been working out a lot and my shoulder has been feeling really good after tearing the labrum this season," Good added. "I have full range of motion back in the shoulder now and have been cleared to do upper body lifting on everything but the bench press, so I have just focused on every other part that I can do and take it easy with any lifting that involves shoulder work. The doctors have told me that I am definitely ahead of schedule and the goal for me is to take my time and eventually be back by the time we start our district games this season."

As a junior for Paris High School, Good registered 87 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack in 200 pass attempts. He was voted Associated Press Class AAAA first-team as an offensive lineman and was graded out by his coaching staff at 93-percent on the season.

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