State's Top QB Re-Thinking Pledge To OU?

Grand Prairie QB and Oklahoma verbal <b>Rhett Bomar</b> -- who shares the top spot in TheInsiders.com's Texas Hot 100 rankings with North Shore's <b>Bobby Reid</b> -- is doing a little bit of soul searching about his college future. After catching up with him at lunch today, we bring that interview to you now...

"I'm still committed to Oklahoma," Rhett Bomar said. "Right now, I'm just thinking about things and discussing it with my family."

Meanwhile, the Sooner coaching staff recently got in touch hoping to reassure the 6-2.5, 195-pound stud that Norman is The Place to Be...

Asked which coach he spoke with, Bomar said, "All of them."

We shared a quick chuckle after that as the Crimson and Cream are very aware of the situation and understand the magnitude of it, no doubt. Putting all the coaches on the call is saying something about this kid's talent/upside/abilities...

While some may try to downplay the recent events, others will probably go to the opposite end of the spectrum and exaggerate the situation. But one thing is clear, there's definitely some dialogue (from all parties involved) about the short-term opportunities regarding the 5-star QB 's chance to compete for a starting position as a true frosh, something that has been taken off the table with the return of Heisman-Winner Jason White.

"Right now, it's just a bunch of talk," Bomar said. "And probably nothing's going to happen. We're just thinking every thing through right now and talking about it."

"I'm just really competitive," Bomar continued. "And I just wanted the opportunity to compete for a starting job. Nothing is handed to you. I wasn't promised a job or anything like that. I just wanted the opportunity to compete for the job this year."

But that's not going to happen and so the kid is a little disappointed. That said, it would be premature on everybody's part to assume the EA Sports Elite 11 MVP is going to decommit, at least at this stage of the game. More than likely, he'll remain firm in his decision to attend OU, but he'll continue to visit with his family about his options.

Options which may include the Texas Longhorns...

"I guess you could say that they'd be one of the options if I decided to look elsewhere, but I'm still committed to Oklahoma and I'm not even thinking about other teams right now."

So today, he's a Sooner verbal and figures he'll keep it that way...

Speaking of the Horns, Bomar said he has yet to hear from any of the Texas coaches regarding the latest buzz surrounding his present concerns, but don't be surprised to see them make a call in the immediate future. After all, this has provided somewhat of an opening. Question is, do they continue pursuing Xavier Lee and Lee only? Or do they now add the Blonde-Haired Bomber to their Signing Day wish list and recruit both? That remains to be seen, but at this point, nothing doing with Texas...

Back to Bomar and OU...

Lest we forget, certainly there are benefits to reshirting. While many quarterbacks want to jump in the fire early, a redshirt year can be very beneficial. In fact, most college coaches prefer that. And with all of the talk surrounding a likely redshirt year in Norman, has Bomar now looked at the advantages of doing just that?

"If I had to redshirt," he shared, "That would be okay, I guess. I would have the opportunity to compete for the starting job the next year. And I'd be more on equal footing with everybody, so I would have a good chance to win the job."

Clearly, he does see some positives with regard to sitting out a year in Norman, so he is in fact weighing everything.

Shifting gears...

Is Bomar getting ready for the U.S. Army AA game? Is he fully healthy? And what does he think about the criticisms being levied against him with a less-than-stellar senior year no one expected, including him? And what's the latest on the baseball front?

Those topics coming soon in another Bomar update...




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