March 10, 2013

Johnson Working to Bond with Coaches

In an almost historically weak year for offensive lineman in the Big 12 region the Sooners went to a former Big 12 homebase with their latest offer to Florissant (Mo.) Hazlewood Central's Rivals250 offensive tackle Roderick Johnson. The St. Louis suburb may now be caught somewhere between the SEC, Big 10, and Big 12 but Oklahoma isn't letting location bother them.

Not surprisingly it's been Bill Bedenbaugh who reached out to the massive 6-foot-7, 310-pound prospect whose offer list already included the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Michigan, and Ohio State among many others.

Though the offer was news to Johnson it wasn't his first contact.

"I haven't been in much contact until lately, but I've had a bit of relationship with them that's been growing," Johnson said. "Bedenbaugh, he was the guy, that's who I'm in contact with right now.

"He is not a bad guy at all, real laid back, chill, not an up tight kind of guy."

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