Oklahoma mailbag: Spring game brings important official visitors
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Daniel Dunn asks, who’s the biggest target recruit coming to the spring game?
Oklahoma will likely have a dozen prospects in for official visits on April 13-15 and dozens more at the April 14 spring game on unofficial visits.
It’s hard to pin it down as the biggest target in just one category, so I’ll give you a couple based on different criteria.
The highest-ranked target is likely 5-star wide receiver Jadon Haselwood. He’s the No. 2 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings and the No. 1 wide receiver. However, Haselwood, who is from Ellenwood, Ga., seems like a firm Georgia commitment.
There is a family connection with Haselwood. His father is from Oklahoma. He’s taken a number of unofficial visits and has been to Norman before. But Haselwood has given no signs that he’s interested in giving up that Georgia commitment.
I think 4-star wide receiver Theo Wease, the No. 31 overall player in the composite rankings and No. 5 receiver, is the most important in terms of someone the Sooners can get. He briefly committed to the Sooners as a sophomore. He’s from Allen, Texas. Getting him could have a Pied Piper effect in Oklahoma’s most important recruiting area.
The Sooners will host 5-star cornerback Chris Steele, who is the No. 29 player in the composite rankings and No. 3 cornerback.
Steele, who is from Bellflower, Calif., is important because Oklahoma is a national recruiting power. It already has made a splash with the commitment from quarterback Spencer Rattler (Phoenix). If it can land one of California’s best players, that underscores the Sooners’ recruiting prowess nationally.
The list could change. Oklahoma already has nine official visitors lined up for the spring game. Expect that group to grow by April 13.