It was killing Mason Meyers, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound two-way lineman from Westmoore High in Okla., to just stand on the sideline of Thursday night's round-robin scrimmage with an ice pack on his shoulder.
"I hate it," he said. "I want to be out there."
He explained the injury as a minor one that would not put him out for an extended period of time, but there was no sense taking an unnecessary risk in a pre-season setting, especially for a player who figures to have an impact on both sides of the ball.
"I will play defensive end and offensive tackle, and hopefully some center as well," Myers informed.
Myers had the chance to get an early jump on recruiting by attending a number of camps this summer.
"It was awesome. Kansas and Oklahoma stuck out the most. I live here so I grew up a die-hard OU fan, so that was a big one for me."
Since he grew up an OU fan it was also a huge honor to have OU defensive line coach Jackie Shipp keeping a close eye on his development.
"Coach Jackie Shipp has come out to the school a couple of times," Myers said.
Myers has already received around 30 different recruiting letters, and he is hopeful that he sees his first offer really soon.
"I am just going to keep working hard and pray that I get something around September 1st," Myers stated.
Myers should be one of the top prospects to keep an eye on for the 2010 class.