Oklahoma Offers Pa. Big Man

It seems the Oklahoma Sooners are now starting to send out their 2009 scholarship offers in bunches. They have now pinpointed a number of national level recruits and they feel are worthy of their full attention. The latest name to surface is mammoth offensive lineman Eric Shrive from Pennsylvania and he is planning to take a visit to Norman.

Eric Shrive's recruiting just keeps rolling and rolling as he recently just picked up two more offers from Oklahoma and Wisconsin. The offensive lineman is now up to 16 written scholarship offers and according to his head coach, more should be coming this week for the mammoth right tackle.

Oklahoma and Wisconsin offered West Scranton High School offensive tackle Eric Shrive on Tuesday night, officially moving the 6-foot-7, 280-pound offensive tackle up to 16 written scholarship offers. We spoke to Shrive tonight about both offers and found that he actually has a connection through his school with one of the two programs.

"Oklahoma is a very prestigious program that is rich in tradition and has top-notch facilities," Shrive stated. "Another thing I like about them is that they have a great coaching staff with Head Coach Bob Stoops and company. I just started researching them, so I don't know much, but I did talk to my teammate Hubie Graham who had an offer from them last year and he said while he never visited he knew the facilities were awesome. I definitely want to visit Norman."

"Wisconsin is a great program and has a history of producing excellent offensive linemen that make it to the NFL," Shrive explained. "An offensive guard from my school actually went there years ago named Bill Ferrario and then went on to play in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers. I got to talk to two of their coaches today and thought they were great guys. Wisconsin is another school that I would like to go up and see."

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