Senior OL Bronson Irwin looks back at 'right' decision to play at OU
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NORMAN, Okla. -- Following an Oklahoma football practice in the spring of 2009, Mustang High School offensive lineman Bronson Irwin walked up to Sooners head coach Bob Stoops.
"I said 'Coach, I think I want to come here and be an Oklahoma Sooner,' and he said 'Well, you better know,'" Irwin recalled. "I said 'I know. I'm sure.'"
Irwin enjoyed being recruited by top-tier schools, but no day during the process was more special than the one he received his scholarship offer from the school he grew up watching on Saturdays.
"It was really exciting for me," Irwin said. "I think it was my third offer. It's always been a place that I've dreamed about coming since I was younger so I couldn't wipe the smile off my face for the rest of that day."
Now a veteran in the program beginning his senior year, Irwin still has trouble wiping that smile off his face as he represents a program that he has loved his entire life on a daily basis.
"I grew up a fan here watching these guys play for a long time when I was younger and really just wanted to carry that on," Irwin said. "It's a top-notch program with top-notch facilties and coaches. It's a great time. It's everything that's right for me and in hindsight, I made the right decision."
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