Big Recruiting Weekend Boots Sooners To Top Class In Big 12

Caleb Williams pulled off the unthinkable over the weekend when 15 other recruits joined him in Norman for the Sooner Summit. Of the 16 total recruits to visit (12 for 2021 and 4 for 2022) seven are uncommitted and one is committed to Alabama. However, it was a prospect who didn’t make the summit who made the most noise.

Sooner Summit Participants

QB Caleb Williams (class of 2021; committed to Oklahoma)

RB Camar Wheaton (class of 2021; uncommitted)

OL Tristan Leigh (class of 2021; uncommitted)

OL Savion Byrd (class of 2021; uncommitted)

OL Cullen Montgomery (class of 2021; committed to Oklahoma)

WR Cody Jackson (class of 2021; committed to Oklahoma)

WR Jalil Farooq (class of 2021; uncommitted)

DE Ethan Downs (class of 2021; committed to Oklahoma)

DE Clayton Smith (class of 2021; committed to Oklahoma)

CB Khyree Jackson (junior college transfer; committed to Alabama)

DB Jordan Mukes (class of 2021; committed to Oklahoma)

LB Danny Stutsman (class of 2021; committed to Oklahoma)

LB Kobie McKinzie (class of 2022; committed to Oklahoma)

ATH Gentry Williams (class of 2022; uncommitted)

OL Jacob Sexton (class of 2022; uncommitted)

WR Talyn Shettron (class of 2022; uncommitted)

Highland Springs, Virginia defensive end Kelvin Gilliam made his commitment to Oklahoma the same day Caleb Williams, and family, were hosting the summit in Norman. The combination of the two events made waves on the recruiting circuits but it was Gilliam’s announcement that made the biggest splash.

Gilliam became the fourth 4-star defensive end commitment for the Sooners

Becoming the fourth 4-star defensive end to commit to Oklahoma for 2021, Gilliam’s inclusion raised the Sooners to the top class in the Big 12, surpassing Texas.

Rankings by 247Sports

With a total of 14 commits, Oklahoma edged past Texas by less than three points. The expectation is that the OU commitments will grow based off of the summit. With the amount of elite talent in town over the weekend, multiple commitments from that event could see Oklahoma’s lead in the recruiting rankings to grow exponentially.

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