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Another Oklahoma OL emerges

It's a banner year for talent in Oklahoma, and another example of the great depth in the state can be seen in two-star offensive tackle Brad Wilcox of Edmond (Okla.) Edmond North.
Wilcox wasn't a name mentioned much when talking about the top players in the state early on, but college coaches have dug deep and found a potential real diamond in the rough.
A 6-foot-7, 265-pound diamond in the rough.
"I just like how you get to hit someone every play," he said. "I like how playing offensive line is physical. There are no plays off.
"The one big thing that I've been working on is my strength, but I think have a lot of good potential and the college coaches have been pretty pleased with how I've progressed this summer."
One school was pleased enough to offer a scholarship early on.
"I've been talking to BYU, K-State, Washington, OSU, Boise State, Iowa State and Tulsa," he said. "BYU is my only offer, and it's my top school. The No. 1 reason why they're on top is because I'm Mormon, plus the program there is amazing.
"The facilities, the coaching staff, the way they break stuff down and the way you learn it there is amazing. Coach Webber and coach Higgins are recruiting me for BYU. I'd have to say coach Webber has impressed me the most."
Wilcox said he also camped this summer at K-State and the Wildcats are showing serious interest also.
"I've been talking to Tim McCarty," he said. "He is a very good offensive lineman coach. They have a good football program. I went to their camp, the BYU cam and the Oklahoma State one-day camp."
Wilcox said his parents have been very supportive and they've been encouraging him to take his time with the process.
"They don't care where I go," he said. "They just want me to make the best decision for me."
Since he's taking his time, he's now starting to focus hard on his senior season.
"We're just getting ready," he said. "I can't wait. I'm excited. I'm ready to go. I think we're going to be better."
"Our first game is against Santa Fe. They're our in town rivals and Memorial, too."