December 22, 2008

Aladenoye Gets Most out of Football Banquet

When you stand a massive 6-foot-5, 347-pounds it's not often you feel like the rest of the free world. Then again it's not every day that Mesquite (Texas) North Mesquite three-star offensive lineman Josh Aladenoye comes across Norman, Okla.'s one and only mountain, starting left tackle Phil Loadholt.

The two met this weekend and Aladenoye said Loadholt, along with other Sooner linemen, were not only welcoming with their words but by simply offering him something he rarely gets like someone who understands the life of a big man.

"Everything was fun, my host was Alex Williams from Louisiana, he showed me a good time. Alex is a cool dude, he has a little sense of humor to him which I always like," Aladenoye said. "Oklahoma has some big guys, I met big Phil, he is a giant, man.

"That was my first time to really be around the group of guys. I'm going to fit in great at Oklahoma. It's a real relaxed environment; it's also high-tempo and competing."

Along with the Sooner offensive linemen, it was the leader of the potent Sooner offense that stood out to the nation's No. 42 offensive tackle and his humble nature that caught Aladenoye off guard.

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