Some Sooner attention for Veal?

Every athlete has a list of things that they are looking for in a college. Many look at academics, some successful programs, and others location. All are important, but the priority level for each athlete is different. For Houston Chavez safety Roland Veal, the search is on for that right fit. SoonersIllustrated spoke with Veal briefly on what he has going on in the recruiting process.

While many of the guys who typically end up being Oklahoma targets are those who are more so high profile and are holding offers from multiple top programs, some are simply flying slightly under the radar.

One of those players still looking for some major movement in his recruitment is Houston Chavez safety Roland Veal. And while the ball-hawking Veal still awaits his first offer, he has been receiving some promising mail, which could change things in the weeks to come.

"It's (football recruiting) going all right. I haven't been talking to as many coaches as I would like," Veal said. "In fact, I am still waiting on my first offer."

But no sweat for the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Veal as he feels confident that the first offer will come. At the moment, he is hearing from Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Arizona. To date, the Aggie junior day was the only one he was able to attend, but was invited to Houston and LSU.

Here recently, Veal received a correspondence that has really caught his attention.

"I just got word from Oklahoma to come up and check out a spring practice," Veal said. "That is big because Oklahoma is a program that does well all around. I plan to be in the state of Oklahoma for March 27-30. I want to stop by the (Oklahoma) campus then."

Now with that in hand, Veal wants to make sure and make his way to Norman to check things out. In fact, once he got it in, he decided to pair up a visit to Oklahoma with a family stop.

"I have family in Oklahoma City and my grandparents stay in Lawton, OK," Veal said. "I really would like a school that is close to family some distance means a lot to me."

Veal said that there are no favorites at this time and wants to stay actively looking for the right fit. As a junior he recorded 45 tackles and had five interceptions.

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