Sooners Keeping An Eye On Bundage?

Cayman Bundage

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with Cayman Bundage, a 2012 offensive line and defensive tackle prospect out of Douglass HS in Oklahoma City (OK). Bundage's talent on the gridiron is getting him looks from some of the top schools in the country. Check inside to see from where.

Last season the Douglass Trojans had a phenomenal season going 11-4 on the year and making it to the state championship game. The championship game didn't go as planned as Douglass lost to Star-Spencer High School, 34-21, a team that the Trojans had defeated earlier that year 34-28.

This year the Trojans are on their quest back to the state championship game finishing 8-2 in the regular and winning their first round game of the playoffs 30-14 over Elk City.

One of the key contributors for the Trojans this year has been Cayman Bundage, who plays offensive tackle as well as defensive tackle. Bundage has helped his team average 319-yards a game on the ground while also registering 88-tackles along with 4-sacks from his defensive tackle position.

Bundage, who stands at 6-foot-2 and 280-pounds at the moment, says that Oklahoma and Florida State are currently showing him the most attention. Earlier this year Bundage had the chance to talk with Oklahoma defensive tackles Coach Jackie Shipp and attend the summer camp.

"Coach Shipp, the defensive line coach, I talked to him and he got me down there and I went to the OU football camp. It was good, I had a good workout."

Looking at his defensive stats Bundage seems to have the ability to play defensive tackle. And hearing that Coach Shipp is handling his recruitment it sounds as if that's where the Sooners see him if he was to come to Norman.

Well, Like Lee Corso says, "Not so fast" as the Sooners are recruiting the big man for the offensive side of the ball.

"They are recruiting me for offensive line," Bundage stated.

Growing up Bundage actually was a fan of another school in the state of Oklahoma as well as another nationally known program from the south.

"I grew up an Oklahoma State fan. Oklahoma State and Alabama I like them too," Bundage stated.

Even though he grew up a fan of their in state rival Bundage does have interest in the Sooners. The Douglass standout talked about the things about the Sooner program that he likes.

"I like them because they are a good program, athletic and academic program and they just work hard."

During the season the Sooners sent Bundage tickets to their home games but the time just wasn't there for him to see a game or take a visit to Norman.

"I haven't been on a visit because I have been kind of busy," Bundage explained. "They send me tickets to the games too but I haven't been able to take any of them."

Currently, Bundage has not heard anything about an offer from the Sooners but it sounds like they are keeping an eye on him.

"I haven't heard anything about an offer but they send me these letters or anything. But these coaches have come in and talked to me," Bundage said. "Coach Shipp came and talked to me at the beginning of the season. He just asked how my grades were. And he asked my coaches if I knew how to work hard and everything."

When the recruiting scene comes to an end for Bundage and it's time to make a decision on what school he will attend, going out of state may or may not play a factor in his decision.

"I will be looking at the academics. I don't know I kind of want to get out of state a little bit but I haven't made up my mind yet."

As far as his junior season goes, Bundage had this to say about how he thinks his season has gone so far.

"I think I did good," Bundage said. "I stepped it up in the off-season because I knew we were going to have a young team. So I knew I was going to have to bring my game."

Friday Night, Bundage and the Douglass Trojans will take on the 10-1 Oologah Mustangs in the second round of the Oklahoma 4A State playoffs. With a win the Trojans would be one game away from having another chance to win a state championship.

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