January 16, 2008

Owens following in big foot steps

From the moment the first story was written about Jameel Owens on Rivals.com nearly three years ago it was clear that he'd be a name to follow. However with all that has happened in Norman the past few days, particularly the departure of Malcolm Kelly, and Owens' display of his No. 4 Sooner jersey at last night's signing announcement it seems that he'll be following rather than being followed this time.

Following Kelly's legacy, and growing reputation the No. 4 carries with it with now Owens, Kelly, and Travis Wilson before him.

"It changed things a lot for me when Malcolm left. With him leaving hopefully I can get the No. 4 and plus if I work hard I have a better chance to play early," Owens said.

The initial comment of having his favorite number, along with the handling of his commitment ceremony, might leave some with a bad taste in their mouth about Rivals.com's No. 1 rated player in the Sooner state.

When you talk to Owens though it's clear that the decision was a tough one and he'll prove his maturity with hard work next summer and through his Sooner career.

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