Bronson Irwin living childhood dream of playing at OU

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Published: February 3, 2010

Like many Oklahoma kids, Bronson Irwin grew up dreaming of being a Sooner.

Only difference, his dream will come true.

Irwin, the No. 3 overall prospect in the state and No. 1 offensive lineman according to The Oklahoman, has enrolled at OU early and will participate in spring drills, which begin March 9.

"I've been going to OU games since I was kid. I grew up a fan," Irwin said. "I didn't want that to be the only reason to make the decision. I took some other visits and checked out some other options. But all the pieces came to together and the situation is offensive line friendly. Not only is it a childhood dream of mine to play at OU, it was the right place for me."

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Mustang graduate is right about OU being offensive-line friendly to incoming recruits.

After losing Trent Williams, Brian Simmons and Brody Eldridge to graduation, the Sooners will enter the 2010 season thin up front, and are counting on Irwin to start out on the 2-deep of the depth chart at guard this fall.