Loften Starts Season with a Bang

This past Thursday SI was able to make it out to see 2010 4-star safety commitment Eddrick Loften play his first game of the season. After the two-overtime thriller, Loften was kind enough to do an interview and talk about the win.

Ever since having safeties like Roy Williams, Brandon Everage and currently Quentin Carter, Sooner fans have always loved a safety that can take your head off. After watching the 6-foot and 205-pound Eddrick Loften on Thursday night it's obvious they have found another one.

Rather if it was coming up to stop the run or sitting on routes and destroying receivers, Loften did some damage against Haltom in a two-overtime thriller that Nimitz won 14-13. Loften talked about the victory and how he felt his team played.

"It went pretty good," Loften said. "We came out and had a few problems on offense but the defense held it down. We held them to 13 points so I feel like we did pretty. On offense we just need the playmakers to pick it up and limit some of these errors as we had about 3 fumbles. If the offense gets to clicking then we can't be stopped."

Loften talked about finally being able to hit someone else other than a teammate and was excited to get back out and let loose on his next opponent this next weekend.

"We have been going at it for about over a month now straight up with pads. Now I can get my shots and I got a couple in this game. I'm just ready for next weekend to get some more."

After being hit by Loften he will get up and let you know it was him that knocked you senseless. He also gets the crowd going with these crushing hits.

"It feels good," Loften began. "I like it when the crowd screams. All my family is here supporting me; they all came in to watch me so I felt pretty good for my first senior game."

After pulling out the tough win Loften seemed to be fired up for the rest of the season.

"We're going 10-0 and trying to go to state. That's all we got because it's our senior year."

Secondary coach Bobby Jack Wright and Loften have continued building on their relationship. Loften may be already getting to hear the side of Coach Wright he will hear every day when on the practice field once he gets to Norman.

"We are good you know he jokes around with me every time I go see him and everything," Loften stated. "He's pretty cool. He gets on me every now and then but I know it's out of love."

Loften talked a little bit about being at the camp in Norman back in June.

"It was a good camp. I got to meet a couple of the Oklahoma recruits and commitments. I really didn't have to go but I just go down there to show love to my school and have fun."

Not only does Loften talk to some commitments but also to players already wearing the Crimson and Cream. One in particular who just recently switched to Loften's future position.

"I talk to people on the team," Loften said. "I talk to Marcus Trice. I've been talking to him a lot you know he likes it (playing safety). Hopefully he can do his thing this year and get a national championship."

At the moment Loften doesn't have an official visit set up but plans on getting to Norman soon and plans to see some games as well.

"I'm going to be down there probably sometime soon. I'm going to be at the BYU game and I'm going to be coming down there for different games."

Loften finished the interview with a few well known words for the Sooner Nation.

"Boomer Sooner," Loften said with a smile.


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