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Oklahoma Sooners Weekly Recruiting Recap | The Search For A Defensive Tackle Begins

Rich DeCray


Another week has passed and the Oklahoma Sooners continue searching for an elite level defensive tackle. The position quickly became a priority after the program lost Derek Green, the only signee at tackle in the class of 2019. Once again dipping into the south, offers were officially extended to several talented recruits.

Jaquelin Roy | Defensive Tackle

Racking up numerous offers over the course of the school year, Jaquelin Roy committed to the LSU Tigers back in September. Hailing from the state of Louisiana, the move should have come as no surprise. However, other suitors continue making in roads with the talented defensive tackle. At 6’3.5″ Roy remains a coveted prospect who translates to the next level extremely well. Any program hoping to pull the kid out of the state has a bit of work to do.

Maason Smith | Defensive Tackle

Sticking with the theme, Alex Grinch apparently found another defensive tackle in the state of Louisiana that he’s interested in coaching. However, Maason Smith is a member of the 2021 class unlike the rest of the targets on this list. Continuing to grow in understanding of the game and the position, Smith remains a big target. It’s still a position of great need for the Sooners. The real test will be pulling a defender out of the SEC territory.

Xavion Alford | Safety

The Texas product, Xavion Alford, helped Pearland to a 15-1 record as State Runner-Up in the 5A Division I class. Racking up 61 tackles and six interceptions, the safety showcased natural instincts while breaking up 20 passes. However, Alford isn’t just known as a pass defender. Coming up in run support on numerous occasions this prospect appears to be a complete package.

Marvin Mims | Wide Receiver

After the haul at wide receiver in the 2019 class, the Oklahoma Sooners can afford to be a bit more selective with the next group. Focusing a majority of the attention on the defensive side of the ball over the past two weeks, an offer was finally extended to a wideout in Marvin Mims. Labeled as the Offensive MVP of the district, Mims proved to be a home run threat every time he touched the ball.


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