Oklahoman Published: December 27, 2008
McFarland article slams Texas, praises Sooners
The New York Times on Thursday published a detailed account on its Web site of Jamarkus McFarland’s recruitment, culminating with his verbal commitment to Oklahoma on Christmas.

McFarland, a five-star defensive tackle recruit out of Lukfin, Texas, chose the Sooners over Texas, and the article reveals a contrast in how the two schools recruited him.

"Some people who attend the University of Oklahoma seem to represent different values than some people who attend the University of Texas,” McFarland told the Times, referring to a wild party he attended hosted by Longhorn fans where alcohol and drugs were prevalent.

"The attitude of the people at the party was that everyone should drink or not come to the party,” he said. "Drugs were prevalent with no price attached.”

The article also alleges that McFarland’s mother, Kashemeyia Adams, received numerous offers of gifts in exchange for her son to attend Texas, though she told the Times she did not believe anyone officially from Texas was involved.

Still, a former classmate called Adams and asked if she would coax her son into attending Texas. If McFarland chose Texas, a banker had promised Adams, a former classmate, to give her any type of loan.

Said Adams, "It’s been made known that enough income would flow through where I would be good for a while.”

Ohio connection
Growing up, Bob Stoops’ family vacationed about a mile away from where Urban Meyer was raised in Ohio.