Oklahoma recruiting: Trejan Bridges knows versatility adds value
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 discuss the versatility 4-star receiver Trejan Bridges brings to the 2019 class.
Trejan Bridges is more than an outside receiver
CARROLLTON, Texas — Every time recruiting rankings come up, Oklahoma commit Trejan Bridges rises. The wide receiver at Hebron High School is up to No. 55 overall in the current 247Sports composite ranking. He’s the No. 10 receiver in the country and No. 11 prospect in Texas.
Bridges’ ascension is largely due to what he’s done this spring. He’s been dominant at camps and at 7-on-7 competitions. He is one of the best receivers in the country.
“If he doesn’t make a catch, it’s almost like, ‘how did he not make it?’” Hebron coach Brian Brazil said. “He makes so many catches in games and in practice that are ooh-and-aah plays that you just become used to it. He just has this real knack for putting his body in position. The guy seems to levitate when he goes up for a ball. He makes the routine stuff look so effortless.”
But Brazil admits Bridges’ senior season might be different than his junior year when it comes to opportunities to make those plays.
“His role is going to increase dramatically in what we ask him to do,” Brazil said of Bridges. “We’re gonna put him in the wildcat, put him in the slot, line him up at running back. We could use him some on defense. He’s gonna be a big part of the return game.”
It’s a situation many elite players face during their prep careers. There are so many different ways to utilize someone as talented as Bridges. But does not simply being an outside receiver hurt his development.
Bridges laughed at that notion. One of the reasons he has no concerns is because the Sooners want to see what he can do, too.
“I know at Oklahoma the switch a lot of things with their offense. I know Coach Riley will switch many things,” Bridges said. “I’ve talked to them multiple times about which positions I would play. They’re not too certain. They want to move guys around so they can get them the ball. I like that. If they’re gonna have me do that at Oklahoma why not do it here? Why not start doing that early so I’m able to do that at Oklahoma? I’m excited to do all those things.”
2020 quarterback takes in Oklahoma
The Sooners hosted 4-star 2020 quarterback Drew Pyne for an unofficial visit on Monday. Pyne, who is from New Canaan, Conn., is one of three quarterbacks the Sooners have offered in the 2020 class.
— Drew Pyne (@dpyne10) April 2, 2018
Pyne is No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite ranking. He holds over 30 overs with Notre Dame, Penn State, Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Miami among that group.
The Sooners also targeted 4-star dual-threat quarterback Bryce Young (Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.) Young took an official visit to Oklahoma in November.
Four-star pro-style quarterback Harrison Bailey (Marietta, Ga.) also holds an offer. Bailey last visit to Oklahoma was in 2016.
Zachary Evans teases announcement tonight
The Sooners hosted 2020 5-star running back Zachary Evans on an unofficial visit on Saturday. Apparently, he’s ready to make some news.
Big New Tn @8pm Stay Tunned !!
— 3Era🌹 (@Runzekerun01) April 2, 2018
Evans, who is from North Shore High School in Houston, is the No. 1 running back and No. 5 overall player in the 247Sports composite ranking.
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