Oklahoma mailbag: How many receivers are Sooners targeting?
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Da’Marean Pullen asks, since Garrett Wilson narrowed his list to Texas and Ohio State, who is the next wide receiver OU will push hard for?
It’s an interesting question because Garrett Wilson, a 4-star receiver from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, was a target.
Wilson’s decision didn’t cause Oklahoma to extend any new offers. There’s a chance they could just take three in the class. Rising to four could largely depend on what happens this spring.
One of the official visitors this weekend is 5-star wide receiver Jadon Haselwood. He’s committed to Georgia and I would be stunned if he flipped. But he’s the type of player Oklahoma takes under any circumstance. The same holds for 4-star receiver Marcus Washington from Trinity Catholic High School in St. Louis.
When Kundarrius Taylor and Jaylon Robinson arrive in June, the Sooners will have 11 scholarship receivers for 2018. Only one, Nick Basquine, is a senior. Something could change. A receiver could elect to transfer after next season, creating room. But it’s doubtful that information will be known until after the regular season.
Now, landing Wease and Henderson to go with Bridges would be an incredible haul. That would the No. 5, 9 and 10 receivers in the 2019 247Sports composite ranking and the Nos. 31, 52 and 56 overall players. Couple that trio with 4-star tight end Austin Stogner and it potentially would be the greatest class of receivers the Sooners have ever signed.