Make no mistake, the Oklahoma Sooners are looking elevate the level of competition for several key spots on both sides of the ball moving forward. After signing 16 players during the early period, the program has dipped into the transfer portal on more than one occasion to add depth. However, there’s nothing wrong with slotting the best 22 players into starting roles. That’s what Keyshawn Lawrence is hoping for by joining the team.
A mere 72-hours after becoming a transfer candidate, Lawrence committed to play for Alex Grinch on the defensive side of the ball. Standing 6-2, Lawrence possesses extremely rare physical tools for a player in the secondary. Now, the Sooners will try to harvest them for the foreseeable future.
But, where does Lawrence fit on the roster with others expected to start at the safety position? It’s likely the coaching staff tries the incoming transfer at the the spot vacated by Tre Norwood. Undoubtedly, the nickelback position lacks depth. Yet, the potential to join the starting eleven remains high which should intrigue any contender.
Simply put, Lawrence fits the bill.
Enrolling at Tennessee just over a year ago as a true freshman, the former Volunteer appeared in ten games. Recording eight tackles, Lawrence took the field as a part of special teams and as a backup defensive back. Previously, the defender earned the No. 6 Safety rating in the 2020 cycle.