The New Year is just a day old and the Oklahoma Sooners are already in need of some good news to balance out the bad. Five-Star quarterback Brock Vandagriff announced on Wednesday that he is opening his recruiting back up, stating that he’d like to find a place to play that is a little closer to home.
The 6-3/199 prospect, from Bogart, Georgia, is listed at the #1 pro-style quarterback for the 2021 class per 247Sports. He had been committed to Oklahoma since June of last year but also drew offers from 20 other schools, including Alabama, LSU, and Georgia.
His absence leaves the Sooners with just two commitments for 2021 (keep in mind that the 2020 cycle isn’t finished yet) and puts pressure on Oklahoma to find a quarterback for either 2020 or 2021.
Spencer Rattler is the heavy favorite to become Oklahoma’s starter in 2020 as a redshirt freshman. In my opinion that puts Tanner Mordecai in position to hit the transfer portal, thus emphasising the need to land a quarterback.
Chandler Morris has to be a priority at this point for Lincoln Riley and company. The 4-star recruit is set to make his announcement tomorrow (January 2nd) and is thought to have narrowed down his choices to either Oklahoma or Auburn, with a lean towards the Sooners.
Morris is the 14th ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 class, and the 52nd overall prospect from the state of Texas. He currently holds 15 scholarship offers.
Losing out on Morris would really put the Sooners in a bad spot of not currently having a quarterback lined up for the 2020 or 2021 classes. However, landing him would ease things considerably and put the freshman in position to compete to be QB #2 next fall.
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