Lakeland, Florida junior tight end Keon Zipperer has the tools to be a dangerous weapon in the spread offense. At 6-2.5/232 the 247Sports 4-start prospect is starting to see his recruiting boom.
As a native of the Sunshine State, it’s natural that Florida and Florida State were in on him early, and with a season and a half of high school football still to go, it’s no surprise that the Gators and Seminoles are at the top of his list right now. That’s not stopping other Power Five schools from moving in though.
North Carolina, Auburn, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, and Texas A&M are just a handful of the twenty schools that have offered Zipperer. Do the Sooners have a shot though? I think they do, and here’s why.
You have to look at the success that Oklahoma is having with Mark Andrews. Lincoln Riley has brought the tight end position back to the forefront of the offense. Andrews has a special mix of size and speed that makes him so dangerous and prep athletes are noting the way he’s being used.
According to 247Sports, Zipperer is the nation’s #5 prep prospect at tight end for the 2019 class, and the overall #11 prospect from the state of Florida for 2019.