February 4, 2008

Bird had offer before he hit Norman

It may seem like Jaydan Bird came all the way down to Norman for his scholarship offer from the Sooners but according to what the Oklahoma coaches told the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Bird as he was heading south his offer may have been heading north. That's because the Sooners had decided to offer the Conway Springs, Kan. linebacker prior to his arrival in Norman.

However that didn't stop Bob Stoops and Brent Venables from making the on-campus offer seem meaningful.

"They said I had a written one that was already in the mail. When I was there they pulled me and my mom aside and we went to Bob Stoops' office and we were talking to him for a while and then they told me that I had an offer to OU," Bird recalled. "It was awesome, it was really cool. To be able to get an offer from a school that has a tradition of winning and excellence."

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