When the Kansas state rankings were released not many people were talking about Brody Eldridge. He was good enough on film to debut at number three in the first Kansas rankings.
And it appears his stock is on the rise and more people are taking notice. He received early offers from Kansas, Oklahoma State, and TCU. His fourth arrived yesterday.
“Oklahoma offered me a scholarship yesterday,” Eldridge said. “My coach called me and said they were going to offer and it came to my house. I have seen a lot of the pre-season magazines and Oklahoma is rated number two in some of them. When someone like Oklahoma offers it is very exciting. That’s a big one.”
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Eldridge said he has already visited Kansas and Oklahoma State this summer. Now the Sooners are next on the list.
“I plan on going down to Norman in a couple weeks,” he said. “I want to see it when all of the players are there and watch practice. I would say Oklahoma is at the top of the list with Oklahoma State. I really don’t have a clear-cut leader and no school has been eliminated.”
The time to impress the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder, is starting to dwindle.
“I want to have a decision made before my season starts,” Eldridge said. “I will make my mind up sometime in August.”
Eldridge has all the tools when it comes to catching the attention of a college coach. Last year he showed his athletic ability when he qualified for state track meet in the 400m. He also runs the 200m for his high school team.
“He has a lot of potential,” said Sterling Hudson, the head coach at Prairie View. “I know a lot of college coaches like his size and what he can do with it. He’s a big kid that can really run. Somebody’s going to get a good one with Brody.”
The Sooners are recruiting him as a defensive end and both Oklahoma State and Kansas have told him they would take him as a linebacker.