December 11, 2009
Colvin Makes Himself Comfortable with OU
A problem that often comes from recruits who already know members of their future team is trying to find a way to get to know other members of the team. For Owasso, Okla. star defensive back Aaron Colvin the problem is multiplied by not only knowing Sooner freshman Gabe Lynn but also being friends with fellow class of 2010 prospect Jarrett Lake.
His recent official visit to Norman was a big part of making him more comfortable with not only his decision but many other members of recruiting class but also th current Soonrs.
"Man it was good, real good. I was hosted by Gabe and hung out with Jarrett but it was cool to get to meet a lot of the other guys. There were a lot of people that I didn't know when I first went down there; everyone was real cool down to earth.
"Everything was perfect really. You feel more a part of the team on your official visit, all the people that were down there; there were a lot of commits down there. Living the life kind of like you would when you are down there.
"Everybody was cool. We all pretty much bonded and throughout the whole weekend and we are already to be up there."
Though the chance to get to know many players a big piece of Colvin's visit, a lot of the trip was old-hat for a player like Colvin who had repeatedly been to Norman. But one thing that he had not taken part in before was the excitement of 'Bedlam'.
"Man it was crazy, all the fans were into it really, the whole atmosphere of the game was real cool," he said. "At first you kind of watch the game just because you are enjoying the game. Then you start watching more detail on your position, I don't know man the whole atmosphere was real nice."
So which position did Colvin have a close eye on?
"I was kind of watching both, they haven't really told me exactly," he said. "(Bobby Jack Wright) wanted me to learn all of the positions; free safety and both corners and I have to just play my game and if you're good enough."
Colvin traveled to Norman with his father and Lake but says his meeting with head coach Bob Stoops was a solo venture. The two kept things simple but as he did at the time of Colvin's commitment Stoops made the young defender more comfortable with his future situation.
"When he met with me it was just basically it was the same thing they've been telling me. He told me I had really good feet but it doesn't matter if I don't show it on the field. They think I can help if I put in the work."
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