Oklahoma Sooners

Sooners In The Hunt For #9 Corner In The 2021 Class

M. Hofeld


Ishmael Ibraheem has earned 34 scholarship offers through his first three years of high school football. The 6-1/175, 4-star, prospect from Dallas, Texas (Kimball High School) is ranked as the #9 cornerback in the 2021 class by 247Sports.

On Wednesday evening Ibraheem cut the field from 34 potential universities competing for him to just ten and Oklahoma made the cut.

Ranked by 247Sports as the #16 overall prospect from the state of Texas, it’s easy to see why so many schools are after him. Not only does he bring size to the corner spot, but speed as well. A two-sport athlete, Ibraheem can be found competing in the 200 meters and long-jump when he’s not blanketing the opponent’s top receiver on the football field.

While being in the mix of Big 12, Big Ten, and S.E.C. schools that comprise Ibraheem’s final 10 is good, Oklahoma doesn’t want a moral victory here. Alex Grinch is looking for taller corners who can use their length and speed to become a force in his Speed Defense. Ishmael Ibraheem is the embodiment of what Grinch is looking for. That’s why the Sooners offered him on June 26th of last year. That was before his junior season, when he held less than half of the scholarship offers he does right now.

There’s no timeline for Ibraheem to make a decision, and there’s no indication that he’s leaning towards one particular school at the moment. That means Oklahoma is on even footing with the nine other programs in competition to land the highly coveted defensive back.

The Sooners currently have four commitments to the class of 2021, two on offense and two on defense.

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