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Three-star DE Taylor Wein discusses commitment to Sooners


A suggestion from Oklahoma State return on November 9 triggered the recruitment process of the Nolensville (Tenn.) Taylor Wein.

Offers from USC, Ole Miss, Missouri and Virginia Tech followed, but in the end, the Sooners earned a three-star commitment after a weekend trip to Norman.

“It’s the atmosphere and the culture,” Wein said of his commitment to Oklahoma. “I think they have a great developmental program and they’ll do well with the class they’re in. I think they’ll develop outstanding kids and that’s going to be great.”

As well as watching Oklahoma win 28-13 over Oklahoma State in Bedlam, Wein also had to spend a lot of time on the Sooners’ coaching staff.

“Coach (Brent) Venables, Coach (Miguel) Chavis and Coach (Ted) Roof – they’ve all done a great job and are great leaders and men of God. They’re people. great for guiding me and helping me become a better athlete and making me a better person overall.”

“I’ve spent a lot of time with Coach Chavis. I’ve had a lot of conversations with him one-on-one and with Coach Venables. They’re great people and I want them to develop themselves and help them. I achieved my goal.”

Oklahoma defensive end coach Miguel Chavis had been in contact with Wein for some time before making the offer. He thinks the 6-foot-5, 245-pound prospect has all the tools for a successful crossing in the Sooners’ defence.

“They say I’m the ‘diamond in the rough,'” Wein noted. “I don’t have the rank, but I have the talent, the drive and the drive. They think I’m going to be very successful.”

For Wein, he is elated to see his efforts to become a better player on the grid translate into a chance to play longtime football at Norman.

“For me, it just means that all my efforts have paid off,” Wein said. “I gave my best all season and throughout the year. Being able to produce that on film definitely helped make them decide to believe in me.”

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