It's All Good

Five-star offensive guard commitment Stephen Good traveled to Norman this weekend with family and friends to take an unofficial visit for the Miami game and says he continues to feel more and more comfortable with everything at Oklahoma. We caught up with Good to talk about his game experience recently and also inquire about his shoulder injury.

Stephen Good has not been able to take the field with his Paris High School teammates this season because of a torn labrum he suffered a while back, but that has not stopped the 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive guard from being able to take visits, something that he did on Saturday when he traveled to Oklahoma to watch the Sooners take on the Hurricanes.

"I went down with my dad and one of my teammates Robert Staples who plays defensive end for us and literally got there two minutes before kickoff because the traffic was really rough," Good explained. "The atmosphere was absolutely great and I got to spend time hanging out with Ben Habern and some other guys during the game. There is nothing like walking into that stadium and hearing the fans chanting "Boomer Sooner". It's just an awe-inspiring experience."

"To tell you the truth, I was a bit nervous going into this game because Miami is obviously a traditional powerhouse, but Oklahoma absolutely crushed them and I thought the offensive line really handled their defensive line throughout the game," Good said. "The new quarterback has been doing a great job, especially considering this is his first year starting and Malcolm Kelly was just rolling on Saturday with those touchdowns. You can really see that they play as a team at Oklahoma and can feel that bond among the players. It was a great visit and I just feel so much more comfortable with everything at Oklahoma then I used to. Before when I went in I was always nervous around the staff, but now I just feel at home and know exactly where to go and what to do."

Good had originally planned to join his team when they started playing their district schedule this season, however the Paris, Texas native was told by his doctor that he should wait a bit longer just to be on the safe side.

"I am going to start playing again when the playoffs roll around and have been doing a great job with my rehabilitation," Good stated. "I have full range of motion right now and feel no pain, so that is great. I obviously want to get out there and start playing right now with my team, but my doctor just wants me to play it safe and make sure everything is taken care of first."

While Good did just take one visit to Norman, it won't be his last this season.

"We're planning to go up again when we play Texas A&M. My teammate Tanner Martin just got sent tickets by the Oklahoma coaching staff as they're starting to recruit him, so we're going to go back up together and I will show him around."

Good had 87 pancake blocks as a junior, graded out at 93-percent and is rated the No. 2 offensive guard in the country by the recruiting experts at Scout.com.

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