Oklahoma has had a fair share of success with local kids choosing to stay home. Sam Bradford, Ryan Broyles, and Jordan Evans are just a few from recent years and Choctaw’s Jordan Mukes may be next in line.
A rising star in the 2021 class, Mukes has yet to reach the pinnacle of his recruiting experience. He’s close though as Oklahoma stepped in on Tuesday to become the first major power school to offer.
Sitting on just eight scholarship offers, including OU, Mukes is ranked as the #6 overall player from the state of Oklahoma by 247Sports. Despite playing corner in high school, he’s projected as a safety at the collegiate level and has the frame (6-4/192) to do just that.
Oklahoma does have growing competition among Big 12 schools. While Mukes is seeing an uptick in interest from across the nation, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech are all very familiar with him.
Interestingly though, it was Lincoln Riley and inside receivers coach Cale Gundy who made an on-campus visit with Mukes, at Choctaw High School, on February 1st.
While his offer list may be a bit short right now, keep in mind that as the final week of January was approaching he held zero offers. That means all the momentum he’s built has happened over the last two months.
Oklahoma currently does not have any defensive backs committed for the 2021 class.
Follow us on Twitter: @SportsHeartland