We said on our latest podcast that there would be a massive boost in Oklahoma football recruiting news following a big weekend of hosting multiple prospects over the weekend. While it doesn’t necessarily take a genius to figure that out, it doesn’t make it any less true.
Lincoln Riley tweeted out the eyeball emoji on Sunday prompting mass discussion as to who the new commitment might be. However the real fireworks occurred a few hours earlier when Latrell McCutchin announced via Twitter that he’s decommiting from Alabama.
A 6-1/176 corner from LBJ High School in Austin, Texas, McCutchin had been committed to Alabama since November 9th of last year. While there’s certainly no chance of saying he’s a lock to play his college ball for Alex Grinch and the Sooners, you can say with certainty that he’s at least reevaluating his options after visiting Oklahoma over the weekend.
247Sports has McCutchin listed as a 4-star recruit, the 14th ranked corner in the 2021 class and the 27th overall prospect from the state of Texas.
Rangy cornerback with good height relative to the position. North of 6 feet as a sophomore with good frame potential for a corner. Size and play style could also translate to free safety and provide personnel flexibility. Plays with obvious awareness. Reacts quickly. Covers a good amount of ground in zone. Not afraid of contact and willing to come downhill against the run and screen game. Shows good ball skills for a DB, aided by ample experience in all three phases. Disruptive at the catch point and uses length to his advantage. Long-strider with adequate play speed, though speed and athleticism have not been numbers-verified in a combine environment. Lacks ideal arriving pop. Can improve tackling technique consistency. Power Five-caliber cornerback prospect with all-conference potential. Long-term development could lead to NFL Draft ceiling.247Sports Evaluation (Latrell McCutchin)
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