The Oklahoma Sooners continue to work on bolstering the level of talent within the program. On the cusp of becoming a force to reckon with on the national scene, a breakthrough seems inevitable. The only question that remains is: how long will it take to get over the final hurdle? Taking recruiting extremely seriously and valuing every commit, Lincoln Riley remains steadfast in the effort during the offseason. Here’s a quick recruiting update.
Jaylan Knighton Decommits
Oklahoma lost a 2020 commitment over the course of the week after Jaylan Knighton decommitted due to a staff shake up. Stating, “Every school has nice campuses, weight rooms, stadiums etc, but the people are what make these places special. That’s what I love most about OU. It’s been a little nerve racking that the people I knew best at OU are now gone.” However, the story doesn’t end there as the program remains in the hunt for the 4-star prospect. Continuing on, Knighton said, “I’m confident that there are many more great people at OU that I just haven’t had a chance to get to know yet. Make no mistake about it I still love OU.”
Brian Branch Receives An Official Offer
Previously sending three offers to the east coast, the Sooners continue to the trend with another this past week. Hoping to secure a 2020 wideout from the state of Georgia, the university offered Brian Branch. A 6-0 receiver out of the city of Tyrone, Branch holds a 3-star rating according to 247 Sports. However, stars rarely matter as collegiate coaches are concerned with potential and coachability. Clearly, Branch has what it takes and will soon hold more offers as others begin to take notice.
Tunmise Adeleye Schedules Visit
On Tuesday, Tunmise Adeleye scheduled a time to be on the Norman campus. As a native of Texas, it should come as a no surprise that the Longhorns are the favorite to secure a pledge from the 6-3 defensive end. Holding offers from the likes of Alabama, Virgina Tech, and Oklahoma among others, it’s clear that this kid remains a hot commodity on the recruiting circuit. Once arriving on campus, can the Sooners persuade the 2021 prospect to leave the state of Texas?