There might not be a player in America that has been the subject of more rumors than Jenks, Okla., star strongside defensive end Brian Pickryl. So is the 6-foot-5, 230-pound blue-chipper leaning anywhere?
"No, I’m not really leaning toward one certain school, " Pickryl said. "Some of my top schools are UCLA, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Michigan. I am also kind of looking at Tennessee, Florida and Miami."
“If you’re thinking of it like a football field, Texas and Missouri are inches ahead."
Pickryl visited Michigan this last weekend. So what did he think?
"I had a good time,” he said. “It's a pretty cool place. I really like the defensive line coach. He is a really exciting guy."
At Jenks there is not much time for anything but football. When the season isn’t in full swing, it's time to get to the gym. So what kind of progress has Pickryl made in the last five or six months?
"We just maxed today, actually,” he said. “I maxed on bench at 300 and at squat I was at 450. At the end of last season I weighed about 200 pounds but I have been working hard and right now I am up to 230."
Pickryl said he plans to major in either computer or civil engineering and that will be major in his decision. He’ll make an unofficial visit to Oklahoma this weekend.