The class of 2013’s top high school football prospects are starting to get accustomed to the media attention -- and to the attention from opponents on the field.
There are still times, however, when they are in an unfamiliar spot. Two Oklahoma high school quarterbacks were left star struck during OU’s 38-28 win against Missouri on Saturday.
Junior Brayden Scott (Tahlequah, Okla./Sequoyah) knew it would be an interesting experience, because it was his first time at a Sooners game. But he didn’t know his favorite player was going to be there.
“Oh my gosh, Roy Williams was standing right next to me. I couldn’t believe it,” Scott said. “Roy was my favorite player. I had to get my picture with him.”
Williams was a star at Oklahoma before playing in the NFL for several years with the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals. He now works on radio broadcasts for the Sooners.
But Scott wasn’t done. On a timeout, Scott was on his way to the bathroom when he walked by OU legend Brian Bosworth.
“I couldn’t believe it, but there he was,” Scott said. “I started thinking to myself that I need to come here more often if all these people are going to be here.”
For Joel Blumenthal (Edmond, Okla./Deer Creek), it wasn’t a former Sooner that had him wide-eyed. It was sophomore defensive back Tony Jefferson.
“My favorite player is Tony Jefferson, and I was like five feet away from him,” Blumenthal said. “Watching the players warm up and seeing Tony, that was great.”
Scott has offers from Arkansas, Alabama and Clemson, among others. Blumenthal is being recruited by TCU, Kansas State and Tulsa, among others.