Freeman Keeping OU on His List

They do not grow offensive lineman in the old of Phil Loadholt too often, but mammoth offensive lineman Chris Freeman from Ohio could definitely fit the billing. He reports an offer from the Sooners and they are a program that he is keeping close tabs on, despite the fact he has yet to see Norman in person.

Chris Freeman, a 6-foot-9, 340-pound offensive lineman from Trotwood-Madison High in Ohio has been hearing from a virtual who's who of college programs.

He reports scholarship offers from schools like LSU, Penn State, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Nebraska, Colorado, LSU, and Miami (Fl), West Virginia, and Oklahoma.

He admits that he is still up in the air on his school choice, but when breaking down Friday's high school scrimmage session he is already trying to drum up some interest for his underclass teammates.

"The scrimmage went pretty good," Freeman admitted. "The line played strong and the quarterbacks looked really good."

"A couple of guys that everybody needs to keep an eye on for next year is our wide receiver Michael Jordan and our running back Antwan Lowery. Jordan is like 6-2 and super fast and Lowery really reminds me of Barry Sanders."

There are definitely some heavy hitters coming after Freeman, but one school that he is keeping towards the top of his list is Colorado, the school his good friend Doug Rippy signed with in 2008.

"They are all trying to get me up there," Freeman said. "I have talked to guys like Darrell Scott and he tells me he wants me to block for him. He (Rippy) tells me it is a lot different from high school. He is liking it."

Freeman has only taken visits (unofficial) to West Virginia, Michigan, and Florida so far, but OU is still a program that he remains very interested in.

"I am still trying to get the chance to check those guys out some more," Freeman explained. "I talk to coach Patton a lot through email and he is a really great guy. I am trying to get down there for a visit."

Freeman may have the chance the second week of the season as his team is traveling this way to play a game in Dallas. It may be convenient for him to make a short detour to Norman to see what the Sooners have to offer.

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