SoonerNation: It’s still ridiculously early in the recruiting process for you. Have you been able to make any junior days?
Marquise Overton: I have not. I tried to make it to OU but had to miss it because of a wrestling tournament. I really wanted to go but couldn’t.
SN: Have you had any contact with the OU coaches?
Overton: I talked with coach [Mike] Stoops before junior day, so I’m starting to try to develop that relationship more.
SN: These next few weeks are big in terms of getting a chance to see some spring practices. Do you have any you plan to attend?
Overton: I’m going to try to see an OU practice. When you compete in other sports, it’s tough to do because your schedule is so busy. I don’t really know at this point, but I want to see OU.
SN: Are there any other schools showing interest?
Overton: Tulsa and Oklahoma State are sending me camp information. And I’ve been getting some letters from Michigan State and Texas Tech. I’ve been talking with Coach Thibs [Tulsa defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux].
SN: As a sophomore playing for a school like Jenks, you guys win the championship. What was that like?
Overton: It was a great feeling, you know. It has always been my dream, and we did. I knew I had to work hard to earn a spot, and that’s what I did.
SN: You said you’re 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds, what do the doctors say you should eventually grow to be?
Overton: I played last year at 6-2, 280 pounds. The doctor said I should grow at least another inch or two. He thinks I should end up about 6-4, so we’ll have to see.
SN: Have you seen any OU games?
Overton: The last OU game I saw was when OU came to Tulsa. I’ve never been to Norman yet. I really want to do that soon. I grew up liking OU and Alabama so I really want to see the campus.