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The Future Is Now | What You Should Know About Oklahoma’s 2019 Class

M. Hofeld

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Oklahoma signed 22 football players on Wednesday and not a single one of them was insignificant. The players represent eleven states and eight different position groups. Some players committed to continue OU’s tradition of excellence on the offensive side of the ball and others are coming to Norman to revive a Sooner defense that has gone dormant over the last several seasons.

Position Groups

Quarterback

Spencer Rattler – Pinnacle High School (Phoenix, AZ) | Nation’s top pro style quarterback recruit. Overall top recruit from the state of Arizona. Passed for 1,863 yards, 23 touchdowns and 3 interceptions as a senior. Had 14 total scholarship offers.

Running Back

Marcus Major – Millwood High School (Oklahoma City, OK) | Nation’s 18th ranked running back. The 5th ranked overall recruit from the state of Oklahoma. Had 16 total scholarship offers.

Rhamondre Stevenson – Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA) | Nation’s 3rd ranked JUCO running back. Had 9 total scholarship offers.

Receiver/Tight End

Theo Wease – Allen High School (Allen, TX) | Nation’s 3rd ranked receiver prospect. Also the 3rd ranked player from the state of Texas. Caught 72 passes for 1,042 and 16 touchdowns as a senior. Had 39 total scholarship offers.

Trejan Bridges – Hebron High School (Carrollton, TX) | Nation’s 10th ranked receiver prospect. Also 10th ranked prospect from the state of Texas. Caught 58 passes for 844 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. Had 23 total scholarship offers.

Austin Stogner – Prestonwood Christian (Plano, TX) | Nation’s 3rd ranked tight end prospect. The 13th ranked player from the state of Texas. Caught 50 passes for 683 yards and 6 touchdowns. Had 29 total scholarship offers.

Offensive Line

Stacey Wilkins – Camden Fairview High Schol (Camden, AR) | Nation’s 13th ranked offensive tackle prospect. The 3rd ranked player from the state of Arkansas. Had 31 total scholarship offers.

EJ Ndoma-Ogar – Allen High School (Allen, TX) | Nation’s 11th ranked guard prospect. The 22nd ranked player from the state of Texas. Had 39 total scholarship offers.

Finley Felix – Coffeyville C.C. (Coffeyville, KS) | Nation’s 5th ranked JUCO offensive tackle prospect. Had 8 total scholarship offers.

Marcus Alexander – Sunnyvale High School (Sunnyvale, TX) | Nation’s 45th ranked offensive guard prospect. The 91st overall ranked player from the state of Texas. Had 10 total scholarship offers.

Defensive Line

Joseph Wete – Gonzaga High School (Washington, DC) | Nation’s 11th ranked weak-side defensive end. The top overall player from the District of Columbia. Had 17 total scholarship offers.

Marcus Stripling – Mayde Creek (Houston, TX) | Nation’s 17th ranked strong-side defensive end. The 31st overall ranked player from the state of Texas. Recorded 34 tackles and 6 sacks as a senior. Had 20 total scholarship offers.

Marcus Hicks – Northwest High School (Wichita, KS) | Nation’s 19th ranked weak-side defensive end prospect. The 2nd ranked overall prospect from the state of Kansas. Had 22 total scholarship offers.

Kori Roberson – Manvel (Manvel, TX) | Nation’s 33rd ranked strong-side defensive end prospect. The 59th ranked overall prospect from the state of Texas. Had 13 totol scholarship offers.

LaRon Stokes – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (Miami, OK) | Nation’s 4th ranked JUCO strong-side defensive end prospect. Recorded 76 tackles and 7 sacks in 2018. Had 12 total scholarship offers.

Derek Green – Southwest High School (Jacksonville, NC) | Nation’s 48th ranked defensive tackle prospect. The 31st overall ranked player from North Carolina. Had five total scholarship offers.

Linebacker

Jonathan Perkins – Cajon High School (San Bernardino, CA) | Nation’s 28th ranked outside linebacker prospect. The 64th ranked prospect from the state of California. Had 23 total scholarship offers.

Defensive Back

Jeremiah Criddell – Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA) | Nation’s 12th ranked safety prospect. The 18th ranked player from the state of California. Had 22 total scholarship offers.

Woodi Washington – Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, TN) | Nation’s 20th ranked cornerback prospect. The 6th overall ranked player from the state of Tennessee. Had 19 total scholarship offers.

Jaden Davis – St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, FL) | Nation’s 26th ranked cornerback prospect. The 35th overall ranked player from Florida. Had 35 total scholarship offers.

Jamal Morris – Fort Bend Bush High School (Richmond, TX) | Nation’s 28th safety prospect. The 40th overall ranked player from Texas. Had 19 total scholarship offers.

Athlete

Ty DeArman – Bowie High School (Arlington, TX) | Nation’s 73rd ranked athlete. The 124th overall ranked player from Texas. Had 28 total scholarship offers.

*All rankings are via 247Sports

Class Rankings

With two 5-star, twelve 4-star, and five 3-star commitments, the Sooners currently have the top class in the Big 12 and the nation’s 7th ranked class.

Immediate Impact

Until he gets on campus you never really know how a player is going to turn out. That being said, there are multiple guys that could have an immediate impact on the football team next fall.

I would expect Rhamondre Stevenson to be a guy that makes his way on the field next fall. He’s a bowling ball of a back (5-11/235) and has breakaway speed. More importantly he’s experienced beyond high school.

Any one of the receivers could end up being an immediate player for the Sooners. It isn’t uncommon for true freshmen to be impact guys at this position and this is one of the best receiving classes OU has signed.

Finley Felix has a massive frame at 6-5/310. He’s the type of big-bodied blocker that Bill Bedenbaugh turns into NFL talent. The Sooners could potentially be losing four of their five starters from the offensive line. If that’s the case then expect Felix to immediately be in the mix for a starting spot next fall.

Pass rushing has been underwhelming this season and the Sooners are looking for immediate help from any one of the five defensive ends they signed. It’s worth saying that you don’t really sign JUCO prospects to have them wait around for playing time. LaRon Stokes will get a shot early on to get into Oklahoma’s defensive end rotation.

Next In Line

The quarterback position has kinda been a big thing at Oklahoma and Spencer Rattler seems to be as close to a can’t miss prospect as they come. That said, Oklahoma fans are going to need to show a little patience as it is very possible that he could be looking at a redshirt season in 2019.

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