Favors still open despite big offer

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we take a look at safety Rashod Favors from Fort Worth Dunbar. He has more good news so check out what he had to say.

It had to be a matter of time before the day would come. A couple of weeks back, Fort Worth (TX) Dunbar linebacker Rashod Favors spent a few days in Norman (OK). And though he was not able to hang around for the Oklahoma spring game, Favors did get some time to check things out.

"I came down on Thursday and got the chance to check out practice," Favors said. "I watched the defense and feel like the way they (Sooner defense) play fits me perfectly."

Well, obviously the Sooner coaching staff thinks the same. 

"Coach (Brent) Venables called my house this past Sunday and talked with my mother," Favors said. "I called him back and he told me that he liked my personality and told me that I would be good for the program. He extended an offer to me and said that he wanted me to be a part of the defense at Oklahoma."

Aside from Oklahoma, the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Favors has had other recent offers from Kansas, UTEP, Rice, and Arizona. Of course he still holds offers from TCU, Nebraska, Stanford, Texas Tech, Baylor, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Tennessee, and Minnesota as well.

And no school stands on top, but the recent call from Venables has him a little pumped.

"I don't have a top list right now, but if I did Oklahoma would be on there," Favors said. "I'm in no rush and still plan to take things slow, but I do plan to make a commitment before (2009) football season starts."

Favors said that the Oklahoma coaches are looking at him for an outside linebacker spot, but said that he has no trouble playing middle as well. At Dunbar High School, Favors said that there will be no spring ball as they play a Week 0 game and opted for the extra time in the fall.

On his summer agenda, camping in Norman is on the preliminary list, but Favors will spend a good portion of his summer training in Abilene, where his father is a coach. Favors had 60 tackles and four pass break-ups as a junior.

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