Oklahoma landed the commitment of 4-star quarterback Spencer Rattler on Tuesday, the Sooners’ second commit for the 2019 recruiting class.
Rattler, from Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle, picked Oklahoma over offers from Alabama, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, Texas and Texas A&M. He’s the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite, and the No. 77 recruit overall.
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I want to thank God, my family, and my coaches for guiding me through this process and giving me this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/5cdXu6N4Pg
— Spencer Rattler (@SpencerRattler) June 27, 2017
The 6-foot-1 passer joins 2019 4-star tight end Austin Stogner, who committed to the Sooners on Friday. Rattler’s commitment gives the Sooners the No. 14-ranked recruiting class in the country for 2019, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The Sooners have been making tons of progress on the recruiting trail since Lincoln Riley officially took over as head coach for the retired Bob Stoops. Rattler is Oklahoma’s seventh new commitment since Riley was promoted, including some former commits to Big 12 rivals Texas and Texas Tech.
Rattler’s commitment also somewhat softened the blow of 2018 quarterback Cameron Rising flipping to Texas in April.
Riley had been recruiting Rattler since he first arrived in Norman. He offered the quarterback when he was just 14 years old.
Rattler was a dynamic passer last season as a sophomore. He threw for 2,893 yards with 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, according to MaxPreps. He also showed off his talents as a runner, rushing for 462 yards and 5 touchdowns.