The nation’s No. 1 player in the nation said he’s about 80 to 90 percent sure of where he’s going to go. So what’s the latest on Adrian Peterson, the superstar running back from Palestine, Texas? And how did the Red River Shootout factor into his leaning?
“I haven’t committed yet,” Peterson, who is 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, said. “But after this weekend, I have a good idea of where I might end up at. I’d say I’m about 80 to 90 percent sure where I’m going to go, but I haven’t committed yet. I still haven’t totally made up my mind, but I definitely have a good idea.”
Does that good idea involve him wearing Crimson and Cream in the future?
“You’ll just have to wait and see, but Oklahoma is my favorite and have been for quite some time now,” Peterson said. “They are absolutely my leader. I want to wait until my senior season is over before I make my decision and take my visits, but OU is far ahead of the rest of the guys now. I’d put them on top over UCLA, Texas A&M, Texas and Miami.”
Peterson said he was very impressed with the Sooners’ effort on Saturday and that in combination with OU’s recruiting efforts for the last six months have been paying off, he said.
“OU has so many young guys that are going to be there for a long time that I could play with,” he said. “They’re going to be great for a long time. Those guys on defense are incredible. I really liked watching those linebackers fly around and make big plays.”
Peterson says he did grow up a Texas fan and he still will likely visit Austin, but at this point he’s puzzled as to what’s wrong with the Longhorns.
“I don’t know what they’re doing,” he said. “It’s has to be frustrating for the players and for the coaches, but they have so much talent that the game should be close to Oklahoma ever year, but it’s not.
"I did enjoy watching Vince Young. He's going to be a special player and he's really exciting. It might be kind of cool to play with a guy like that, too."
Peterson said he’s not scheduled any other official visits and is hoping to visit both Texas A&M and Oklahoma again several times before his senior season is over with.
“But it’s definitely Oklahoma’s race to lose now,” he said.