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Wease's Sure-Hands Can Juggle

PLANO, Texas - When you are the nation's No. 6 player overall the conversation of recruiting is never far away. On the other hand, when you are Theo Wease and play for Allen, Texas, where the annual expectation is not just a deep playoff run but a state title there is a lot to juggle.

For the five-star wide receiver, he says he has made his focus very simple.

"Right now I'm not really into recruiting, taking some time off and focusing on the team," Wease said following his team's 59-0 win over Plano West. "I will probably go to a few places after the season.

During the win the 6-foot-2, 180-pound pass-catcher had a big night with nine receptions for 135-yards and three touchdowns. While he was busy accounting for 85-percent of his team's passing yardage he said that no play stood out so much as just the chance to help his team continue their run to AT&T stadium in December.

"I feel like I played really well, had some big catches and stuff," he said. "I just want to put points on the board and helped the team win."

And though his focus isn't on recruiting that isn't to say that he won't be taking any trips this Fall.

"Nothing is planned right now but I might go to some places that are close," he admitted.

Where Wease is pretty confident in his plans, is the idea of what he'd like to do with his next step of recruiting. And that is begin to narrow his list to a final few schools he can truly focus in on.

"I'm probably going to cut it down one more time, probably five or four and then have my decision," he said. "(I will) probably cut it down in the spring when I've made some more trips.

"The plan is to have my decision made before the senior season starts."

Wease, who committed to Oklahoma back on February 19 before decommitting on April 14, says that he has learned from his first go around of decision making and plans to have his parents far more involved in his final choice.

"Right now, (I want to) just be patient, at first I didn't talk with my parents all the way through. Not saying it was a bad thing but I just want to be patient," Wease explained.

Undoubtedly that decommitment was tough news for Oklahoma to swallow but Wease has never felt any sort of relenting from the Oklahoma staff, including head coach Lincoln Riley.

"(Oklahoma and I) are good, I talk to coach Riley almost every day."