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Bronson Irwin a lifelong Sooner fan

Oklahoman Modified: June 1, 2009 at 5:17 am •  Published: June 1, 2009
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was fun, getting to talk with the other recruits, the coaches. It was a rivalry game, it was packed and it was a great game.

I think coach Patton is a really good guy; he’s honest, he tell you what he thinks. He really knows what he’s doing. He takes control of their practices. He expects a lot of them. That’s what I want, a coach that’s going to push me, knows how to get you to that level, tells you what he wants and make you into that.

They told me I’ll probably start out at guard. I’m only 17, I could grow some and maybe eventually play tackle because I have quick feet. But it depends on when I get there, how I’ll fit in.

I’m going to enroll early, but that’s not a done deal. I’m going to miss high school some, but it’s not as important as getting a head start and a semester of education, and maybe getting in there and making a difference.

I’d like to think I could play right away, but the odds are, I’m going to get redshirted, which is fine with me. I’ll be able to catch up with those guys, get used to college in general without worrying about games. But to get some playing time freshman year, that would be a really positive thing.

My first memory of an OU football game was the 2000 game when they beat Nebraska at home. I remember people throwing oranges on the field. People rushed the field and were breaking the field goals down and police were pepper spraying them. We were walking out, but got some pepper spray in our eyes, my dad wasn’t happy about that. But the game was a lot of fun.

Growing up going to games, playing at OU, you always have that in the back of your mind. What a good experience it would be to play here. I have family all around here. People in town that support me. It’s a good college. A top football program in the country every year. You can’t beat the total package they got.


Bronson Irwin
Position: Offensive tackle/guard

Height: 6-5

Weight: 310

High school: Mustang

→Ranked No. 2 on The Oklahoman’s Top 30 for the Class of 2010, behind only Tulsa Central’s DeMarco Cobbs

→Was a second-team All-State selection by The Oklahoman last season

→Rated the No. 51 overall prospect in the nation by The Sporting News

→Ranked the No. 3 prospect in the state by Rivals.com

→Was recently one of 10 Oklahomans nominated for next year’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl

→Helped lead Mustang to the Class 6A state semifinals last year

→Finished his junior season with 63 pancake blocks, including five against Jenks in the semifinals

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