Bumping Into the Bama Boss, Barry Jr and Blackmon

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:31 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Jan 5, 2011 9:54 PM CDT

<BR/>I love the recruiting stories when someone &quot;bumps into&quot; a coveted student-athlete on a trip to that student-athletes high school.&#160; Its not an &quot;official visit,&quot; at least not in the case of Alabamas Nick Saban at Heritage Hall &quot;bumping into&quot; Barry Sanders Junior, who is only a junior.<BR/>I &quot;bumped into&quot; Justin Blackmon in Gallagher-Iba Arena immediately after the Cowboys put away UTSA Monday night.&#160; He was in a good mood, kidding me about trying to mess up one of our live shots along the riverwalk in San Antonio.&#160; He said he was trying to get some of his teammates to holler at us while we were on the air.&#160; I didnt ask him about whether he had made up his mind about whether to return to Stillwater next fall.<BR/>He was obviously having fun, and in that one snapshot Cowboy fans sure could envision him not wanting to go pro, enjoying college life.<BR/>Right after OSUs Alamo Bowl win I asked Blackmon about what wed heard the night before the game, that he told a group of fans he would be coming back to OSU.&#160; He said he didnt know where that came from, that he hadnt made a decision yet.<BR/>Blackmon has certainly heard back from the NFL by now about his projected area in the draft if he comes out.&#160; Well let you know if we &quot;bump into&quot; him again.