Aladenoye Set on Sooners

Josh Aladenoye feels like he is playing much better this season and his team is off to a 3-1 start. He will be attending a game real soon in Norman to check out the Sooners on a game day, but he will take his official visit after the season

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Josh Aladenoye, a 6-foot-6, 340-pound offensive tackle from North Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Texas and his teammates are off to a fast start in 2008.

"We are looking pretty good right now," Aladenoye said. "We should be undefeated right now. We lost to Rowlett by one point in over time. They are a pretty good team."

"I think I have been doing a lot to contribute to my team, which I have been wanting to do. I have been opening holes and protecting my quarterback. Whatever I can do I have been trying to do it and I think I have been playing well also."

"I think I have improved the most with my feet and my physicality," Aladenoye continued. "I think offensive lineman have to be physical and you have to have good feet. If you do not have good feet or you will fall off your block. That is one thing I feel that I worked hard on to get better at this summer."

Aladenoye's teammate from a year ago, Daymond Patterson, is starting for Kansas as a true freshman, and the massive lineman is looking forward to watching his future college team match-up with the Jayhawks.

"I talked to Daymond and I told him they can't beat the number one team in the nation," Aladenoye said in a joking manner. "Its not going to happen. I did it just to mess with him a little bit."

"It is going to be a great game. I am going to go up there and watch them play. I am going on an unofficial. I am taking my official visit after the season."

Aladenoye wants to take his official visit after the season, so that he can concentrate on the task at hand on the high school grid-iron.

"I am thinking January," Aladenoye began. "I think right now I am more focused on my season. I don't want to get too distracted with that. I really want to focus on my team and what we need to do to win a State Championship."

This is the time of year that schools start to really put the pressure on recruits, whether they are committed or not, but Aladenoye says there are no worries with him. He is all Sooner.

"I am definitely committed to OU," Aladenoye stated. "I am OU all the way!"


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