Oklahoma recruiting has kicked in to high gear. Since the start of the weekend, the Sooners have landed five 2019 recruits that we know about, as well as one 2020 player. The Sooners have taken in a graduate transfer. There also could be two more yet-to-be-revealed pledges waiting in the wings.
The 2019 class was already on solid footing entering the weekend. Four-star quarterback Spencer Rattler, the No. 1 pro-style signal caller in the class, headlines the group. The Sooners also have pledges from a pair of blue-chip pass catchers—wide receiver Trejan Bridges and tight end Austin Stogner—and three-star defensive end Kori Roberson.
Between Friday and Monday, five more 2019 players came aboard. That group features four-star wide receivers Theo Wease and Arjei Henderson, four-star safety Jamal Morris, three-star defensive tackle Derek Green, and most recently, four-star safety Jarrian Jones.
Four-star running back Jaylan Knighton added to an already-impressive 2020 class. He is the fourth rising junior to pledge to the Sooners, a group which ranked No. 2 in the country right now.
On Sunday, Notre Dame transfer Jay Hayes gave his commitment to the Sooners. After starting every game for the Fighting Irish last season, he will provide some immediate help along Oklahoma’s defensive line as a graduate transfer.
Oklahoma recruiting doesn’t appear to be done, based on Lincoln Riley’s cryptic Twitter account.
He usually tweets a out the side eye emoji when a new player pledges to the Sooners. Tonight, he sent out a pair of them.
— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) April 18, 2018
Assuming that means there are two more players joining the program, it would up the total to nine since Friday. As Sooner Scoop’s Josh McCuistion points out, that would make nine pledges in around 100 hours total for OU.
— Josh McCuistion (@JLMcCuistion) April 18, 2018
Under Bob Stoops, Oklahoma was always a strong recruiting program, but often finished closer to the 10-20 range. After crashing the College Football Playoff in year one, Lincoln Riley looks to up the program’s recruiting game as well.
The Sooners’ 2018 class finished ranked ninth nationally, and No. 2 in the Big 12. The 2019 Oklahoma recruiting class is currently ranked No. 2 in the country, and tops in the Big 12, without the two unidentified silent commits, per 247Sports.