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Why DB Peyton Bowen is Ready to Hit the Ground Running as a Freshman at Oklahoma

The 5-star true freshman is turning heads at fall camp while learning a variety of different positions in Brent Venables’ defense.

NORMAN — Peyton Bowen isn’t shying away from expectations as a true freshman.

Oklahoma landed the 5-star safety after a dramatic final 48 hours to his recruitment last winter, but Bowen was still able to enroll early and go through spring practice with the Sooners.

As a result, he’s already built a comfort level that has him dreaming of a fast start to his OU career.

“I’m still going to try and be that star player that I’m supposed to come here to be,” Bowen said after Oklahoma practice concluded on Tuesday. “I feel like now that I’m learning the defense, now I know my job, I can play my brand of football. And just fly around the field and make tackles, make interceptions, plays on the ball at almost every play because that’s the difference maker I need to be.”

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