On Sunday, Jalil Farooq publicly committed to the Oklahoma Sooners as a member of the 2021 Recruiting Class. A long time silent commitment, the prospect waited until his mother’s birthday to publicize the information. Becoming the fifteenth verbal of the cycle, the wide receiver one-of-five on the offensive side of the ball. However, Farooq is also one-of-three committed at the position.
Welcoming the newest addition, Caleb Williams the top quarterback in the class, expressed excitement over the idea of playing at the next level with Farooq in Norman. “My boy Jalil Farooq,” Williams said according to Sports Illustrated. “I’d been pushing him to try and commit to Oklahoma and he finally committed. It was an awesome video, awesome production, he did a good job. His family was awesome, as always, the people that did the video were awesome. … We’ve been up to big things since we were kids playing ball together. We wanted to go to high school together, we couldn’t make that happen, but we did always say we were gonna play college ball together.”
With four players in the class hailing from the DMV area, there’s still one name lingering about as an undecided talent in Tristan Leigh. Regardless, with the commitment of Farooq, the Sooners continue to solidify the pipeline from Washington D.C. In addition, the program currently sits at No. 13 nationally.
We’re still waiting for the meteoric rise to the top…