Oklahoma recruiting: Sooners’ 2019 receiver options starting to narrow
Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news, notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition, we look at Easter weekend, which became cutdown time for several of the Sooners’ 2019 targets.
Oklahoma makes cut for Theo Wease; lose out on Garrett Wilson
It came as no surprise when 4-star wide receiver Theo Wease (Allen, Texas) announced his top 5 on Sunday that the Sooners remained in the mix. Wease, the No. 31 overall player nationally and the No. 5 receiver in the 247Sports composite rankings, has been an Oklahoma target for two years.
As most recall, Wease committed to the Sooners in February 2017 and then dropped the commitment two months later. He remained a frequent visitor to Norman throughout last fall and was on campus for the Sooners’ second junior day in February.
It would’ve been odd if Wease left the Sooners out of his top 5. He’ll take an official visit to Norman for the Sooners’ spring game on April 13-15.
Happy birthday Mikey,
— Theo Wease Jr (@_TheoWeaseJr) April 1, 2018
Of course, it wasn’t all great news for the Sooners. They did not make the cut for 4-star receiver Garrett Wilson (Austin, Texas). The star at Lake Travis High School and No. 46 overall player in the Class of 2019 announced the two finalists for his commitment.
I will be taking my official visits to;
Ohio State University April 13-15
University of Texas April 20-22
I’ll announce my commitment shortly after.
— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) April 1, 2018
It seems that Wilson wants to end his recruiting by the end of April. It doesn’t look like the Sooners will get an official visit.
Oklahoma never felt like it was the favorite to get Wilson. It’s still in strong position with some of the top receivers in Texas. Arjei Henderson (Fort Bend Travis High School in Richmond, Texas) is the No. 51 player in the country and the No. 8 receiver. The Sooners hold a commitment from 4-star Trejan Bridges (Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas). Bridges in the No. 55 overall player and No. 10 receiver in the class.
But if the Sooners want to take four receivers in the class, the next prospects to watch are 4-star receiver Jalen Curry (St. Pius X High School in Houston), who is taking an official visit to Ohio State on April 13-15 and 4-star receiver Marcus Washington (Trinity Catholic High School in St. Louis).
If the Sooners can’t land either, it finally could lead to an offer for 4-star receiver Demariyon Houston (Millwood High School in Oklahoma City). Houston already holds offers from Nebraska, Texas, Florida, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State.
Unofficial visitors arrive for Oklahoma’s closed scrimmage
There was a decent contingent of unofficial visitors for Oklahoma’s scrimmage on Saturday. The biggest name was 2020 5-star running back Zachary Evans (North Shore High School in Houston).
— B. Radley-Hiles (@Bookie_44) April 1, 2018
The Sooners have a commitment from 4-star running back Jase McClellan (Aledo, Texas) for the 2020 class. Landing Evans to go along with McClellan would be a massive haul for the Sooners.
Among 2019 prospects, 4-star guard E.J. Ndoma-Ogar made the trip up from Allen, Texas. They also had 4-star defensive back Trent McDuffie (St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif.) on the sidelines for the scrimmage.
University of Oklahoma Unofficial today ! #BoomerSooner
— Trent McDuffie (@trent_mcduffie) March 30, 2018
McDuffie is a high school teammate of 5-star cornerback Chris Steele, who will take an official visit to Oklahoma for the spring game.
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