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NORMAN, Okla. -- As college football recruiting has evolved, so has the way recruits announce their commitments. Much like a Sooner football game begins with 'Boomer Sooner' ringing throughout Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, defensive end Mike Onuoha's OU career would start in a similar fashion.
"I tweeted 'Boomer Sooner!' on Twitter and my feed just exploded," Onuoha said of announcing he would play collegiately at Oklahoma. "All of a sudden, I got I think 100 followers in one day. It was pretty exciting."
The best is certainly to come for Onuoha. Rated one of the top in-state talents coming out of Sante Fe High School, the sophomore recalled what a big deal was when he received his offer from OU.
"It was hectic," Onuoha said. "Everyone on Twitter knew. Everyone was trying to hurry up and find out what my decision would be. I took my time and figured out where I wanted to go. I made the right decision. OU is a great place to be."
The Edmond, Okla., native played in four games as a freshman and recorded four tackles. But the most important number for Onuoha didn't come on the field.
"I feel like this year was a great year for me," Onuoha said. "When I first got here, I wasn't up to weight. I was 215 or 220. Now I'm around 245 to 250. The fact that I got so strong and so powerful in not even a semester was a great feeling for me. It makes me feel like I can get out there and put out on the field."
That alone should get him even more Twitter followers than tweeting 'Boomer Sooner!'
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