'Good' News for Top OL Commitment

Stephen Good has been on the sidelines all season, unable to help his Paris, Texas, teammates due to an injury. That ends this week when one of the country's best offensive linemen returns to action. Sooners Illustrated caught up with Good to gauge his emotions as game time approaches.

Stephen Good's anxiety has been replaced by nerves and that's great news for one of the University of Oklahoma's top commitments.

Good, a four-star offensive lineman from Paris, Texas, was cleared by doctors late last week to return to action for his high school team.

He will start at left tackle Friday night when the Fighting Wildcats has Mount Pleasant on Senior Night.

"I found out about a week ago," Good said Monday night. "They told me I had to sit through one more game then I was cleared to play. I'm very excited."

Good (6-6, 300) has been sidelined all season with a torn labrum he suffered in spring drills. He's attended every practice and game since and has even assisted in coaching his fellow offensive linemen.

But all that will change Friday night and Good is already feeling the pre-game jitters.

"I'm so nervous," he said. "I doubt I'll be able to sleep all night Thursday. I'll probably be tired at school, but I'll be ready to go."

Good was one of the first of 16 current Sooner commitments in what is shaping out to be a stellar class.

Projected as a tackle or guard in college, he's ranked No. 3 at his position in the country. As a junior, Good graded out at 93 percent, had 87 pancake blocks and didn't allow a sack all season.

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