Wednesday was a good day for Oklahoma football recruiting as the Sooners picked up crystal ball predictions for four separate players on the defensive side of the ball. With two of the prospects slated to play in the secondary and two along the defensive line, this would certainly be a huge boost to a 2022 class that already has a bevy of talent but is lacking on defensive commits.
One of the predictions is for Gentry Williams, who we wrote about earlier in the week. Currently a quarterback for Booker T. Washington, the Sooners would like to put him on the defensive side of the ball and let his 5-star athleticism lead him to great things in the secondary. Currently holding 17 scholarship offers, Gentry’s recruiting is rumored to be coming down between Oklahoma and USC.
OU picked up two crystal ball predictions today for Williams giving them a total of 5 such predictions from various 247Sports recruiting gurus.
Oklahoma is hoping that 4-star Lexington, Texas athlete Jarred Kerr will join Williams in the secondary. Ranked as the #41 athlete in the 2022 recruiting class, and the #67 overall prospect from the state of Texas, Kerr is slated to be a safety at the collegiate level. With a 6-0/183 frame Kerr has exceled in both track and football where he was a 2020 all-district selection.
Like Williams, Kerr is a star on the offensive side of the ball. In 2020 he accounted for 1,095 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground, while also racking up 424 yards and 4 more touchdowns as a receiver. Also, like Williams his future projects on the defensive side of the ball where he’s also a prep star.
Kerr currently holds 18 scholarship offers from the likes of Florida, Notre Dame, and Texas but currently it appears to be narrowed down between Oklahoma and Baylor. His crystal ball prediction on Wednesday was the first in favor of the Sooners.
Help could be on the way for the defensive line as well where two other predictions have come in. The first was for Duncanville, Texas defensive end Omari Abor. The 4-star prospect is listed as the #2 strongside defensive end in the class, the #4 overall prospect from the state of Texas and the 19th-ranked prospect nationally.
At 6-4/240 Abor has a scholarship offer count that currently stands at 24 and includes many of the top programs in the nation such as Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, and LSU. His crystal ball prediction on Wednesday was the second one in favor of Oklahoma.
Currently it appears as if his recruiting is between the Buckeyes, Longhorns, and Sooners.
Finally the Sooners are dipping back into some 5-star talent to earn a crystal ball prediction for Lakeland, Florida defensive tackle Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy. At 6-3/275 he is ranked as the #2 defensive tackle in the 2022 recruiting class, the #2 overall prospect from the state of Florida and the 5th ranked overall prospect nationally.
A two-way player in high school, and a trained mixed martial artists, Brownlow-Dindy has 23 scholarship offers but narrowed that group down to eleven finalists last month. As things stand right now it appears that Clemson, Florida and Texas A&M are Oklahoma’s biggest competition. Wednesday’s crystal ball prediction was the third for OU.
Don’t think for a second that Bill Bedenbaugh isn’t out there working the recruiting pipelines as well. I mean, after all, this is Oklahoma Football we’re talking about here so there has to be some discussion on the offensive side of the ball as well.
Oklahoma also picked up a third crystal ball prediction for 4-star offensive tackle Jake Taylor on Wednesday. The 6-6/275 Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman High School) prospect is listed as the #25 offensive tackle and #7 overall prospect from Nevada in the class of 2022.
With 21 scholarship offers to his name, Oklahoma seems to be in a heavy competition with Alabama and Notre Dame for Taylor. Getting that third crystal ball prediction has to make the Sooners feel good about where they stand with him.
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