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Sooner coach visits future DE

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LaCygne (Kan.) Prairie View defensive end Brody Eldridge is the No. 3 rated player in the Sunflower State and he made a verbal commitment to Bob Stoops’ team during the summer after visiting both Kansas State and Oklahoma programs. An ankle injury sidelined Eldridge for all but a small portion of the 2004 season, but that hasn’t caused the Sooners to back off Eldridge.
But, the Sooners’ interest in Eldridge hasn’t caused other teams to jump into the mix for the 6-foot-5, 231-pounder.
“I haven’t heard from anyone else since I committed,” Eldridge said. “They have all kind of backed off since they found out I had decided to go to Oklahoma.”
The Sooner coaches were out making their rounds this week and defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright made his way to the Eldridge home.
“Coach Wright just left the house,” the nation’s No. 42 rated defensive end said. “Everything is solid with Oklahoma. He was just catching up and talking to me.”
Eldridge took his official visit to Norman the weekend of Nov. 12, but is planning another trip to check out his future school after the first of the year.
“I am going down after the holidays for fun. I haven’t talked to the academics people yet, so I need to get down there and take care of some of that stuff. I’ll probably go to a basketball game when I’m down there.”
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