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Top Oklahoma Defensive End Prospect Picks Longhorns Over Sooners

M. Hofeld

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The Texas Longhorn recruiting train just keeps on rolling right through Oklahoma. The latest stop for the Burnt Orange Express was Putnam City High School where 4-star defensive end Ron Tatum jumped aboard.

Tatum (6-4/269) is the top defensive end prospect in the state of Oklahoma. With offers on the table from Alabama, Georgia, TCU, Arkansas, and several other high-profile programs, many speculated his decision would come down to either Oklahoma or Texas.

The Sooners offered him at their Junior Day, on January 28, just nine days after the Longhorns had done the same thing. Tatum then made an unofficial visit with the Longhorns on February 16 before doing the same with Oklahoma earlier this month on the 8th of April.

Tatum is an outstanding pass rusher off the edge due to a combination of power, quick first step, and technique. As a high school junior in 2016 he registered 80 tackles (12 for loss) and eight quarterback sacks.

Tatum joins a 2018 Texas class that is gaining a lot of momentum and already includes 4-star Southmoore quarterback prospect Casey Thompson.

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