March 14, 2008

Habern could be an elite center

Leading up to the start of Oklahoma's 2008 recruits reporting this summer, SoonerScoop.com is taking an in-depth look at every player in Oklahoma's star studded class of 2008. Today, we forecast the future for new Sooner offensive center Ben Habern.


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Offensive CenterArgyle, TexasAt the time he committed it seemed certain that the then-265-pound Habern would be redshirting his first year on campus but now that is more in doubt. With the transfer of Chase Beeler and Habern's hard work in putting on roughly 20-quality pounds he is suddenly a very realistic option to back-up starter Jason Hannan. Habern is a quality player with great feet and figures to start next season which figures to aid the idea of him playing as a true freshman.Just a day after talking about Stephen Good's potential to be a special player in Sooner history, Habern is just as likely to go down as one of the program's top centers. It's rare that a 285-pound lineman can be called a great athlete but the big man has the feet of a ballerina and has a chance to be a special one for offensive line coach James Patton. Habern figures to be a three-year starter and at the end could have a chance to be a NFL commodity.


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