June 14, 2011

Raulerson's Sooner Offer Could Start Domino Effect

As the Sooner coaching staff played host to three of the nation's top prospects last week undoubtedly lost in the Oklahoma coaching staff's pursuit of nailing down the nation's best for their class of 2012 was the offer extended to Celina, Texas class of 2013 offensive tackle Jake Raulerson.

Although he hasn't yet started prospect Raulerson is no stranger to winning.

Hailing from one of the best high school football programs in the state of Texas the 6-foot-5, 245-pound pass blocker received his offer following the Sooners 2011 Football Camp which came a as surprise the talented Lonestar State product.

"I didn't really expect it to happen (the offer). I was trying my hardest to get one you know just working my butt off to get one. I was just doing the best I can for these coaches and apparently I did what I needed to do for them to like me enough to offer me," said Raulerson.

Consider it mission accomplished.

"I (work hard) all the time. It wasn't specifically because I was working out at Oklahoma. I do that wherever I'm at. All the camps I do no matter where I'm at; I'm always the first guy in line, the guy being loud and pumping everyone up and getting everyone riled around. I'm always the dude at the front of the line trying to get through the drill the fastest and trying to get the work done," said Raulerson.

Following his camp outing Raulerson and his father also took time to visit the Sooners football facilities.

"Following the camp we went down in the weight room and in the Everest Training Center where coach (Bruce) Kittle showed me around and we were able to see all those banners and all those championships they have," he said.

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