Littlehead Keeping Options Open

Tahlequah-Sequoyah offensive lineman Chris Littlehead remains committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but it seems he is still keeping the door ajar for the Oklahoma Sooners, a program he has watched play two out of the past three weekends.

With Gerald McCoy most likely going to the NFL after this season and Cordero Moore being a senior, Demarcus Granger a senior (could get a medical hardship) and Adrian Taylor a junior the Oklahoma Sooners will definitely need to establish some depth at DT going forward.

At the moment Oklahoma already has two defensive tackle commitments for the Class of 2010 in four-star Daniel Noble and three-star Torrea Peterson though it appears they could still be in the market for a third.

At the moment Chris Littlehead, a defensive tackle from Tahlequah-Sequoyah High (Okla.) is committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but that didn't stop him from going to the game this past weekend to see the Sooners take Tulsa to the woodshed.

"I thought it (the game) was pretty good," Littlehead said. "I just wanted to go out there to check everything out and see how it looked. It looked pretty good."

With Littlehead attending the game it's obvious he still has interest in the Sooners.

"Yeah I have some what of an interest," Little stated about the Sooners. "I still have interest in some schools. I'm just still open a little bit."

Littlehead had a busy day, because he went from Norman to Stillwater where he watched the Cowboys dismantle the Rice Owls.

"I enjoyed it," said Littlehead to's Robert Allen. "It was great, great atmosphere and they won. After the game I had a chance to talk to the coaches. I talked to most of them. I talked to Coach (Bill) Young and to Coach (Mike) Gundy. It was great to be there."

This past summer Littlehead attended the OU camp that was held in Norman which played a major part in putting his name on the map for the Sooner coaches.

"I really liked it (the camp) and enjoyed it a lot," Littlehead began. "I was going against some pretty good guys. I did real well against a lot of them. I thought I impressed the coaches. And it was fun getting to work with Coach Shipp and Coach Patton."

The 6-foot-3 and 305-pound Littlehead talked about working with Defensive Line coach Jackie Shipp and Offensive Line coach James Patton.

"I really enjoyed working with Coach Shipp," Littlehead stated. "He is a great coach and has coached a lot of great defensive lineman. And Coach Patton is a great coach as well."

Coach Shipp is handling the recruitment of Littlehead, which should tell you what position Oklahoma is recruiting him for.

"Defensive tackle I think is what OU wants me as."

At this moment in time Littlehead does not have an official Oklahoma offer but he talked about the situation with the Sooners.

"It's a wait and see," Littlehead explained. "Coach Shipp talked to me and told me that they are still interested and that they haven't forgotten about me. It's just more of they are going to come see me play and see how I do."

"I think they will decide then because they haven't seen me play in a game. They want to come see because I guess I impressed them quite a bit at the camp. So they know I can play but they just want to see me play in an actual game."

Seqouyah has had a fast start to the season going undefeated in their first three games. This Friday they have a big game with Vian who is ranked one spot ahead of Seqouyah in the state.

"We are 3-0 right we just came off a big win vs Victory Christian," Littlehead stated.

"We beat them 55-6 and we are now looking to play Vian this week. They are ranked #4 in 2A and we are #5 to open up district play."

Littlehead does not have any official visits set up but does plan on taking a few during the season.

"Not for sure right now," Littlehead said when asked about official visits. "I'm sure I will be taking one to Oklahoma State but I just don't know when I will be taking that one. I think I will take three visits during the season and saving two for at the end."

It seems Littlehead isn't trying to be too vocal about his interest in the Sooners as you will see when asked if he would be taking an official visit to Norman.

"I don't know," Littlehead said when asked if he would be taking an official visit to the Sooners. "Maybe, I think so."

There has been rumors that Littlehead grew up a fan of the Sooners but he says it was actually more his family then him.

"More of my family has," Littlehead said about growing up a fan of OU. "I grew up a little bit of an Oklahoma fan but as I got older I became more a fan of the players."

When asked if he was solid to OSU or keeping his options open here is what Littlehead had to say.

"I'm keeping my options open."

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