Published: February 24, 2008
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Chaisson considering visit
Oklahoma recurit Justin Chaisson says he plans to attend the Sooners' spring game April 12, though he is not "100 percent sure.”

Chaisson, a junior defensive end at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, has seen the recruiting process heat up in the last few weeks as coaches begin to focus on 2009 prospects.

"There have been a lot of new schools showing interest,” he said. "I'll definitely take my time, because I want to get in the right situation for me.”

Chaisson is from the same high school that produced OUstandouts DeMarco Murray and Ryan Reynolds, but he says their presence won't play a large role in his decision. Former Bishop Gorman head coach David White is a graduate assistant on the OU staff.

"Those are just add-ons,” Chaisson said, adding that OU's defensive style and his relationship with defensive ends coach Chris Wilson will be more important factors in his decision. "As soon as I met coach Wilson, I could tell he was the kind of coach I'd like to play for.”

•Four prospects from Santa Fe: Edmond Santa Fe coach Dan Cocannouer believes he has four players who could be offered Division I-A scholarships — running backs Randy Ponder and Steven Sumpter, free safety Willie Okwuonu and defensive end Daeshon Bufford.

Okwuonu and Ponder attended OU's junior day this month. Okwuonu, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, probably will be Santa Fe's highest ranked prospect. Coaches from Stanford stopped by the school recently and were impressed with Okwuonu's athleticism and size.

Sumpter and Ponder, who also plays strong safety, might be more heavily recruited as defensive backs. Cocannouer said none of the four are close to making a list of schools they're interested in.