Perine is 100-percent Sooner

Pflugerville Hendrickson gave Lake Travis one of its toughest challenges before ultimately falling at the Round Rock 7-on-7 SQT.

"We just wanted to come out and play with some intensity," said running back Samaje Perine. "We wanted to run around a little bit, throw the ball and see what we can do.

"We played all right," Perine said. "We kind of slipped in that last game, but that's expected [in the year's first 7-on-7 tournament]. We just need to come out in the next tournament and come out strong."

Perine said starting slow was a problem with Hendrickson last season, but shouldn't be this year.

"We came out slow last year," Perine said. "Since we already know each other and we know what everybody can do, that shouldn't happen."

Perine committed early on in the process to Oklahoma, and said he's 100 percent Sooner.

"I just like how they are family oriented," Perine said. "I love everybody there, from the coaches to the players. I've formed a relationship with Coach Gundy already. He's a great guy. I got along great with Coach Stoops, and I just really like it there."

Perine has always been the kind of player who tests off the charts, and this spring, he ran a 4.53 40-yard dash while weighing in at 233 pounds. That could give Oklahoma some options in how to deploy the versatile threat. But Perine said he hasn't talked with Sooner coaches about his specific role when he gets to Norman.

"I'm not exactly sure, but it doesn't matter to me," Perine said. "I'm just ready to go up there and play where they put me."


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