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Oklahoma recruiting: Huge recruiting weekend engulfs spring game

Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news and notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition, we look at the massive recruiting weekend that surrounds Oklahoma’s spring game and look back on the week.


Where Oklahoma’s 2019 class ranks

The Sooners dropped to No. 18 in the 2019 247Sports composite ranking — their lowest ranking thus far. Oklahoma had been ranked No. 8 two weeks ago, but has since lost commitments while others have added. Oklahoma currently holds four commitments for the 2019 class, a trio of them carrying 4-star ratings.

The latest news

Whether weekend becomes the Sooners’ biggest of the year remains to be seen. However, this will be tough to top. The list of official visitors stands at 18 as of Thursday afternoon. The group includes two 5-star prospects and more than a dozen 4-star prospects.

Official visitors

• 5-star WR Jadon Haselwood, Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.) — Georgia commit

• 5-star CB Chris Steele, St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)

• 4-star OT Tyler Johnson, Oak Ridge (Tyler, Texas)

• 4-star WR Theo Wease, Allen (Allen, Texas)

• 4-star WR Arjei Henderson, Fort Bend Travis (Richmond, Texas)

• 4-star TE Austin Stogner, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) — Oklahoma commit

• 4-star LB Cade Stover, Lexington (Mason, Ohio)

• 4-star OG Caedan Wallace, Hun School (Princeton, N.J.)

• 4-star ATH Cam’Ron Kelly, Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)

• 4-star DE Joseph Weté, Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)

• 4-star CB Jaden Davis, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

• 4-star DE Braylen Ingraham, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

• 4-star S Jamal Morris, Fort Bend Bush (Richmond, Texas)

• 4-star OT Michael Tarquin, Belleview (Belleview, Fla.)

• 4-star S Jarrian Jones, Northwest Rankin (Flowood, Miss.)

• 4-star S Jalyn Phillips, Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.)

• 3-star DT Derek Green, Southwest (Jacksonville, N.C.)

• Graduate transfer DL Jay Hayes (Notre Dame)

Unofficial visitors

2019 class

• 4-star WR Trejan Bridges, Hebron (Carrollton, Texas) — Oklahoma commit

• 3-star RB Marcus Major, Millwood (Oklahoma City)

• 3-star DE Kori Roberson, Manvel (Manvel, Texas)

• 4-star ATH Isaiah Rutherford, Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.)

• 4-star RB Isaiah Spiller, Klein Collins (Spring, Texas)

• 4-star S Jalani Williams, Parkway North (St. Louis)

2020 class

• 5-star OT Andrew Raym, Broken Arron (Broken Arrow, Okla.) — Oklahoma commit

• 4-star RB Jase McClellan, Aledo (Aledo, Texas) — Oklahoma commit

• 4-star ATH Drew Sanders, Heritage (Colleyville, Texas) — Oklahoma commit

• 4-star RB Jaylan Knighton, Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

• 4-star WR Javian Hester, Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)

• 4-star CB Darion Green-Warren, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)

2018 signees

• QB Tanner Mordecai

• OL Tramonda Moore

• WR Jaylon Robinson

• OL Darrell Simpson

• WR Kundarrius Taylor

• OL Brey Walker

• TE/H-Back Brayden Willis

• LB Brian Asamoah

• LB Nik Bonitto

• DL Jordan Kelley

• DL Ron Tatum

• DL Michael Thompson

• DB Delarrin Turner-Yell

• LB DaShaun White

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Offers

Reported offers: 141

5-star offers: 18

4-star offers: 104

In-state recruits offered: 3

Texas recruits offered: 37

Florida recruits offered: 24

Georgia recruits offered: 14

California recruits offered: 14

2019 Commits

QB Spencer Rattler, 4 stars, Pinnacle (Phoenix)

TE Austin Stogner, 4 stars, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)

WR Trejan Bridges, 4 stars, Hebron (Carrollton, Texas)

DE Kori Roberson, 3 stars, Manvel (Texas)

Top 5 uncommitted targets

4-star S Daxton Hill, Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)

The Sooners tossed out a huge net for safeties in the 2019 class. It is their most critical defensive spot. Hill is the top priority. The No. 28 overall player in the 247Sports composite ranking is the best player in Oklahoma and an elite prospect at a position of need. Defensive backs with his range don’t come along often, much less in Oklahoma. Hill hasn’t given many indications where he’s leaning. The Sooners are clearly in the running as the spring recruiting season begins. However, the Sooners would feel a lot better if Hill attended the spring game. As of yet, there are no signs that he will.

4-star WR Theo Wease, Allen (Texas)

The top receiver on Oklahoma’s 2019 wish list is the one the Sooners have built the best relationship with. The No. 31 player in the 247Sports composite ranking has been a constant presence in Norman since the beginning of last season. He’s taking his official visit this weekend. Ideally, the Sooners could seal the deal with Wease then and he then becomes one of the leaders of the class. There’s a feeling he will have an influence on wide receiver Arjei Henderson’s decision. Both were once committed to Oklahoma. If the Sooners land Wease, both could be again. They’ll visit Norman together. Wease has indicated that he wants to wait until the fall to announce his commitment. Oklahoma can establish itself as the firm leader by the end of the weekend.

5-star CB Chris Steele, St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)

The Sooners always seem to grab at least one elite player from California. Steele, the No. 27 player in the country, is the top target this cycle. He has a strong relationship 2018 Oklahoma signee Brendan Radley-Hiles, an elite defensive back and California native. If Oklahoma can land Steele, this would have all the makings of a huge class. Steele is one of the most coveted players in the country. It’ll be interesting to see how the official visit plays out for Oklahoma. Steele has indicated he won’t make a commitment until the fall.

4-star OT Tyler Johnson, Oak Ridge (Tyler, Texas)

Johnson, who is the No. 35 overall player and No. 5 defensive tackle in the 2019 class, is a surprise addition to the list of official visitors. The Sooners will battle Texas and Texas A&M for his letter of intent. But Johnson is returning to Norman for the second time since February. Clearly, Johnson is interested in the Sooners.

4-star RB Noah Cain, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Cain is new to the list, but he’s been an Oklahoma target for more than a year. The No. 32 player in the class took a spring break trip to Norman in March, marking the third time he’s visited the campus since November. Cain also rises in importance with the Sooners suddenly lacking a commitment from a running back in the 2019 class. Cain easily fits what the Sooners covet from the position. He can run between the tackles and catch passes on the perimeter. That’s why he’s one of the most highly recruited running backs in the country. After visiting Norman in March, Cain took day trips to LSU and Ohio State and Florida last week. There’s no word on when Cain will take an official visit to Norman. Expect it to happen in the fall.

Position breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed in the class:

QB: 1/1 (Rattler)

RB: 0/2

OL: 0/4

WR: 1/5 (Bridges)

TE: 1/1 (Stogner)

DL: 2/4 (Roberson)

ILB: 0/1

OLB: 0/2

CB: 0/3

S: 0/4

Geographical breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of Oklahoma commits by state:

Texas: 3 (Stogner, Bridges, Roberson)

Arizona: 1 (Rattler)

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