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Redman Is On His Way to OU Father Makes Announcement

Oklahoman Published: March 21, 1995

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former Louisville Male High School quarterback Chris Redman is heading to Oklahoma, his father announced Monday.

Bob Redman, who also was his son's high school coach, said his son had decided to follow former Louisville coach Howard Schnellenberger to the Big Eight school.

The 6-foot-3 Redman set a national record with 57 touchdown passes last season. Louisville Male was 11-1 last year after losing in the second round of the state playoffs.

The Redmans visited the Oklahoma campus around March 10 and the elder Redman said his son was sold on the school after that.

"We were impressed with the whole thing - the stadium, the facilities and a fine academic support system," Redman. "We were interested in Oklahoma from the get-go and we've also been interested in Schnellenberger and the offense he runs.

"Once things didn't work out with Illinois, (Oklahoma) was right back in the picture. " Chris Redman had previously committed to Louisville but backed out of his commitment after Schnellenberger bolted to Oklahoma on Dec. 17. Louisville offensive coordinator Gary Nord followed Schnellenberger a few days later.

Redman then opted for Illinois but backed out of a letter of intent in late February after the school fired offensive coordinator Greg Landry.

While Redman was scoping Illinois, the Redmans lost contact with Schnellenberger and dropped the Sooners off Chris' wish list.

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