Oklahoma Sooners

Is Oklahoma Planning To Use A 5-Star Running Back At Wide Receiver?

M. Hofeld

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Raleek Brown has speed for days! Oklahoma’s newest commit for the class of 2022 is officially a 5-star running back but he can also catch the ball which makes him a serious threat and a fun weapon in Lincoln Riley’s offense. But where exactly he would fit position-wise in the offense seemed to be a bit of a mystery until Friday night. That’s when Brown Tweeted out what his potential locker is going to look like and the placard at the top listed wide receiver as the position.

The position change makes good sense, especially when you consider Brown’s speed and depth at the position. Oklahoma is expected to bring in two running backs in the 2022 class so they really wouldn’t be losing anything at the position with the move to receiver.

Brown has already run multiple sub-11.00 100’s and has a verified 4.47 40 time. Did I mention he can also catch. In the first two seasons of high school ball alone he hauled in 65 passes for 1,408 yards and 18 touchdowns. Just in case you were wondering, that an average of 21.75 yards per catch as an underclassman.

At 5-8/185 Brown has every asset needed to make himself extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands. In fact, as much as I hate to compare high school kids to college and professional athletes, he could very well remind fans of another speedy receiver with the same last name.

In two seasons at Oklahoma Marquise Brown (5-10/168) caught 132 passes for 2,413 yards and 17 touchdowns. Currently with the Baltimore Ravens, Brown averaged 18.3 yards per reception as a Sooner.

Like I said, I hate comparisons but these two guys have a lot more in common than just their last names.

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