Shead looking to get familiar

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we talked with Oklahoma commit Adam Shead from Cedar Hill High School in Texas.

Football season in Texas is in full swing with regular season games getting cranked up as soon as this Thursday. For Cedar Hill offensive lineman Adam Shead getting back out on the field is something that he has been looking forward to.

For he and his squad, the bar has been raised for them heading into 2009.

"I'm glad to be back. Our offense is starting to click and out defense is great," Shead said of the Cedar Hill team. We are looking to win the district, then state. It starts with Desoto this Saturday at 6 p.m."

Yes, for the 6-foot-4, 315-pound Shead, it all about Cedar Hill and the success that lies ahead. Not that it was not always the focus, but Shead does not have to do much more on the recruiting end after making the call to Oklahoma back in mid May.

With three months behind him now, that decision made then still stands strong.

"I made the perfect decision. I mean, this is Oklahoma," Shead said. "This is not Texas Tech or Texas A&M, it's Oklahoma. This team has been successful for a long time now, since the beginning."

So it's safe to say that Shead is more than solid in his commitment. During the process and even still today, coach James Patton is Shead's primary contact and recruiting coach.

The two, according to Shead, have hit it off well. In fact, minutes before the interview, the two conversed.

"We (Patton and Shead) have a really good relationship. In fact, I just got off the phone with him before you called," Shead said. "We talk quite a bit and I know that he is a good person. You know, he is sort of like an uncle you can look to for good advice. I know that we will build on this once I get up there."

And from Shead said, it won't be long. Sure it will be some time before he can actually report, but that won't stop Shead from making to 2-3 hour drive to Norman on a regular.

"I'll probably be in Norman every weekend for home games. If I don't have to do stuff with the team, I'll be checking my team out," Shead said. "You know, this is where I am going to be. I want to really know what I am getting into."

With that said, Shead has an idea about when he wants to visit.

"I want to take my official visit the week of Bedlam (rival game vs. Oklahoma State)," Shead said. "I figure, why not make sure I am there for the best game. This will be the test of how it really is. Be there when the team is at its best. Because I know after we win it's going to be crazy."

Shead was one of the early commitments for the 2010 Sooner class. Shead, and many others who are asked, feel like this is another class that will land Oklahoma in another national championship game.

That feeling resonates amongst many of them.

"I talk to a lot of the guys and our expectations are a national title. Oklahoma expects to win and all of the commits think the same way," Shead said. "All of these guys are A1 athletes, that's why they are going to Oklahoma."

Chuka Ndulue, Austin Woods, Blake Bell, Bronson Irwin and Tyrus Thompson are just a few of the guys Shead keeps up with via FaceBook. 

Back in May, Shead chose the Sooners over Texas Tech and LSU.


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