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McFarland's Uncle: J-Mac Wanted Texas ($)

The highlights, for those of you without subscriptions: 1. J-Mac's uncle says he expressed a desire to go to Texas and would have done so had it not been for his mother. 2. Kashemeyia Adams told the uncle the same story about not being able to reach Mack Brown. 3. John Outlaw says he has never encouraged a player to attend a specific school and that the Longhorn coaches were always completely professional. 4. Both the uncle and Jamarkus considered it a classy move by Texas to take a step back after realizing the recruitment was tearing apart the family. 5. Three sources corroborate the story that McFarland exaggerated the Texas party he attended. Amazing the things that come to light when reporters do actual reporting. Thayer Evans should be absolutely ashamed of himself, but of course won't be as an OU partisan. By the way, the movement of this whole story towards actual truth has indicated the complete and total inability of many people to think critically about articles of this nature. Yes, I mean you OU fans, and you, Dr. Saturday, and you, Chicago Sun-Times blog. What happened to critical thinking?

McFarland speaks about NYT article

During an interview for the US Army All-American Bowl, Jamarkus McFarland spoke publicly for the first time about Thayer Evans' article. As he told commenter 6 Street's friend, McFarland said that some of the passages from his English paper were "spiced up," somewhat supporting the view of various commenters who claimed to have been at the party. McFarland did, however, decline to specify, also adding that he didn't know Evans had the story and saying that no Texas coaches or players were at the party. Other than that, the news is that Kashemeyia Adams declined to elaborate on or retract any of her statements from the piece.

Dr. Saturday on McFarland

Not a whole lot new here, really, besides the assertion that the piece is "generally outstanding." Hmm. Doesn't take much scrolling down to determine what I think about the quality of the article.

Update on McFarland Recruitment

When news filtered out of the McFarland camp that his family, once thought to be strong Texas leans, were now firmly pushing OU onto Jamarkus, many observers were left wondering what happened. Trips Right has your answers.

Jamarkus McFarland: It's OU and Texas ($)

Despite his visit to USC recently, McFarland confirmed in a rare interview that it's still OU and Texas atop his list. He likes the college atmosphere of Norman and his OU recruiter Jackie Shipp, but recognizes that he would likely play sooner at Texas. Shipp is visiting McFarland in-home today, while Mack Brown will likely visit him at his home on Friday (although he doesn't know which coaches are supposed to visit him that day). McFarland hopes to announce his decision before the Army All-American game on January 3, but Orangebloods is speculating that the announcement could come this week.

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