March 17, 2011
Striker Talks Sooner 'Dream School'
In the last few weeks Oklahoma has extended numerous offers around the country but without a doubt no player has gone through more to make sure the Sooner coaches give him a look than Seffner (Fla.) Armwood outside linebacker/safety Eric Striker. The talented defender already had offers from Indiana, Iowa, South Florida, Tennessee, and West Virginia but has repeatedly talked up his interest in the Sooners.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect explained to SoonerScoop.com the great lengths he went to in catching Oklahoma's eye. Be prepared, it's a serious story of persistence.
"It's kind of like a thing. I always wanted to play at Oklahoma and some people told me that they don't really recruit the Florida area. I was going on their website to try and e-mail them, but they don't have a coach e-mail or a phone number but on their school site they have info for coach Jerry Schmidt," Striker explained.
"Nothing really came form that so I ended up calling them, and got voicemail, and didn't hear back but I still really wanted to go there and I emailed the football office.
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