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Oklahoma football: Why running back Samaje Perine turned down Alabama for OU

The longtime Alabama fan saw a chance to get early playing time at Oklahoma. His high school coach said he was also impressed with how OU handled his recruitment

BY RYAN ABER Published: May 12, 2013

Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson coach Chip Killian first got a good look at Samaje Perine more than three years ago.

Killian was looking for special teams help as his team entered the playoffs and decided to give the freshman who hadn’t seen any time with the varsity a shot on the kick coverage unit.

The result was three...

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