Tulsa (Okla.) East Central athlete Stanvon Taylor committed to Oklahoma in May and has not had a second thought since. Shortly after receiving his Oklahoma offer, Taylor had an idea he wanted to be a Sooner.
"Shoot, when I got the offer, it was like a whole different feeling," Taylor told SoonerScoop on April 24. "I've got other offers, but it was like ok I got that offer, when I got (Oklahoma), it was a whole different feeling it was a good feeling that I have, still this morning it feels great."
It did not take for him long to accept the offer, and he continues to feel very good about his decision. Over the weekend, Taylor was one of several prospects in Norman, Okla., for the Sooners match-up with Kansas State, and he once again left with a good feeling about his future.
"It was good. Everything was good," Taylor said. "I had fun there and it's always great hanging out with the people. Now that a lot more fans and people know who I am I run into a lot of people who yell out my name and say good things and wish me luck. It feels good going down there."
Even after Oklahoma's 24-19 loss to Kansas State, Taylor's spirits were not dampened. In fact, the experience helped solidify his standing with the Sooners even more.
"It just gives me another experience," Taylor said. "I've always been there when they've won a game but I've never been there when they've lost a game. It doesn't change anything about me. I felt like I was part of the team and that I took a loss too which kind of let me know how I felt about Oklahoma. It didn't change much about me. I understand the game of football. There were just too many mistakes and I understand that can kill you. You win some, you lose some."
The solidarity of his commitment to Oklahoma has not kept the coaches away. He continues to field interest from across the country. Washington State recently came by the school to let him know they were offering. Kansas State is another program showing interest, and Arkansas and Texas Tech are also still in pursuit.
Taylor stands strong in his Oklahoma commitment, and plans to take his official visit to Oklahoma in the very near future. However, there may also be a few more official visits in the works.
"I plan on taking my official to Oklahoma when they play Notre Dame on October 27 I believe," Taylor said. "Then my mom was telling me she kind of wants me to take visits to some other places just to make sure that Oklahoma is the place I want to go. I really haven't thought of any other place because all I think about is OU. I really wouldn't know where to make my visits."
As of Sunday evening Taylor had not talked to the Oklahoma coaches about the possibility of other visits, but he planned to do so very soon.
"My mom said she wants me to call and tell them this week," Taylor said. "She wants me to set my official up with them and let them know I might take another visit somewhere else as well."