Patton Impresses Top OL from Kansas

One of the top offensive linemen from Kansas was in Norman earlier this month to take a tour of the campus. Justin Aumen was able to catch a glimpse of Oklahoma's facilities and meet its coaches. See what this future tackle prospect had to say about his visit.

Oklahoma is among several schools that have lured the interest of one of the top offensive linemen from Kansas.

Justin Aumen of Junction City was among several juniors earlier this month to tour the University of Oklahoma campus during Junior Day.

"It was my first time there. It went well and I really enjoyed myself," Aumen said. "I really liked all the facilities. Everything there was top-notch."

Aumen (6-5, 260) is an offensive tackle prospect who racked up 40 pancake blocks as a junior. He earned All-State Fab 50, second team All-Class 6A and all-conference honors for his efforts.

Aumen said he was able to meet Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops during his visit, but it was his conversations with offensive line coach James Patton that left the impression.

"I talked with him quite a bit and he was pretty cool," Aumen said. "He really wants to know his offensive linemen and build a relationship with his players.

"That's a pretty big deal to me."

Aumen, who said Oklahoma's Junior Day was the first he'd attended, said he plans to make several other such trips as the opportunities arise.

Although Aumen has yet to receive an official offer, other schools to show interest so far have included Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Tulsa, Missouri, Iowa State, Ohio State and Boston College, among others.

Aumen has no early favorites.

"I'm pretty much open to anyone right now," he said.


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