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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sooners offer 2014 Tennessee kicker

By Bob Przybylo

The spring evaluation period always brings more offers, and Oklahoma hasn’t disappointed in that department.

The Sooners' coaching staff spent the first couple of weeks evaluating recruits, reconvened and now are hitting the road to make offers.

Linemen, defensive backs, Class of 2015 prospects and now kickers? Yea, OU is the first school to offer Lewisburg (Tenn.) Marshall County kicker Aaron Medley.

“It’s almost overwhelming,” Medley said. “I’m so thankful for the opportunity.”

The offer wasn’t an accident as the 6-foot-2, 165-pound kicker/punter took a proactive approach toward his recruitment. He called OU special teams coach Jay Boulware last month to help organize Boulware making a trip.

Medley said he had a great day kicking on the day Boulware happened to visit. A second call came this week and the offer was made.

“I was on point that day,” Medley said. “It was a really good day, and I was feeling really good about things.”

Medley’s personal kicking coach Chris Sailer has had a longtime connection with OU, and it paid dividends here once again.

Medley said his longest field goal in a game is 50 yards, while his longest in practice is 65 yards. Medley might not be done yet, though.

Ohio State and Tennessee have also visited Medley, and the Volunteers are expected to return to Lewisburg on Thursday. Medley grew up a Tennessee fan so he said he is very excited about the Vols making a second trip this spring.

“Right now I’m just trying to soak it all in,” Medley said. “This whole time I’ve been thinking about SEC schools, but I’m elated OU offered.”