December 28, 2011
Four-star TE headed to Big 12
Taylor McNamara had narrowed his list to Oklahoma and Colorado and the four-star tight end from San Diego (Calif.) Westview felt the Sooners had everything he wanted and so he committed on Wednesday night.
<--Start Image-->"What it really came down to is I really wanted to go to a place where I could play early and win games," McNamara said.
"Those are two things that I found there. I like the people there and I liked everything about it. It was a perfect fit for my standards."
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end said he felt Oklahoma would have a better chance of winning during his college career and that played a major factor in his decision.
The former Arizona commit said after his visit to Oklahoma earlier this month that he felt it was the right place.
"Colorado is obviously not in a place where they're going to be winning as many games as Oklahoma," McNamara said. "I'm all about winning. I love winning and I really realized it this year.
"My team went 8-4 and the year before that we were 2-8. I could really see the difference really in life, when you're winning things just go well. When you're losing things aren't going well. It means a lot to me and football is a big part of my life and that's everything down in Norman."
What was also a factor for McNamara was that he is an early enrollee and he wanted to get his decision finalized before heading to San Antonio in a few days for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
After considering his final two schools, the four-star felt Oklahoma had everything he wanted.
"It was pretty important especially being an early enrollee guy I needed to get it done pretty soon and I didn't want to be thinking about it in San Antonio," McNamara said. "I just wanted to have a good time and I'm happy it's done."
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