KELLER, Texas - One of the best looking prospects on hand for the NIKE Combine in Keller, Texas was Rivals100 offensive tackle Stephen Good, an Oklahoma commit. Unfortunately, Good wasn't there to compete but rather to support one of his friends on the side in street clothes.
Regardless, with power lifting and working out in the off-season, Good looked every bit the part of 6-foot-5 and at 290 pounds. As for recruiting, he says that the text messages still roll in and the letters still fill his mailbox. Regardless, with his Oklahoma hat on Saturday, he says that he didn't want to wait around when he already felt comfortable with his decision so early.
"Well, it came down to Texas and OU," Good said. "I liked Texas and had interest in them, but I just feel in love with the coaching staff at OU. Norman is also not too big. It's kind of like Paris to me."
Good says that in the off-season he's throwing the discus in track in certain events and just trying to get himself back into football shape. Since his commitment, things haven't exactly been quiet in Paris though.
Recently, two of Good's teammates, defensive backs Keon Furtch and Jordan Fields made their commitment to Texas A&M. With the teammates being committed to different Big 12 South schools, Good says they have fun talking about the future.
"Oh yeah, we tease each other all the time," Good said about he and his teammates. "We send text messages back and forth. I'll wear an OU shirt and they'll wear Texas A&M shirts. But, it's not like I'm mad at their decision. We just have a good time with it."
Good says that the fact that all three of the Paris Division I prospects committed so early wasn't something they all planned. He was as surprised as everyone that each one had committed before spring football even began.
The hard work is already starting for his future in Norman. Good says that he plans to do everything he can to compete early. He says the Oklahoma coaches are looking for big things out of him early.
"They just said that I have a really good chance at playing," Good said. "They didn't get into whether I would redshirt or not. They're just really looking forward to getting me up there.
"I would say right now I'm more physical than anything. I kind of just block out everything and zone in on the one guy that I have to take out and do what I have to do."