I’ve been saying this for a while now and the recent trends seem to indicate there’s no reason to doubt it. Oklahoma’s 2022 recruiting class could easily be the most talented since Lincoln Riley arrived on campus. After a bevy of crystal ball predictions came in favoring the Sooners on Wednesday afternoon, the evening became busy with crimson and cream prognostications as well.
One of the guys we wrote about earlier in the day yesterday was 4-star offensive tackle Jake Taylor. Oklahoma picked up another crystal ball prediction for him after we published, giving the Sooners four total predictions for the 6-6/275 Bishop Gorman standout.
Chace Biddle also received another prediction towards Oklahoma. You can read more about the 4-star safety in a post we published about him a week ago. He now has five crystal ball predictions towards Oklahoma.
We’ve also told you about 3-star center Demetrius Hunter who picked up his fourth crystal ball prediction towards Oklahoma on Wednesday evening.
The evening hours also brought a crystal ball prediction for Texarkana weakside defensive end Derrick Brown. Currently holding 20 scholarship offers, this was the first crystal ball prediction for him.
More defensive help could be coming by way of 4-star defensive end Derrick Moore. The Baltimore native (St. Frances Academy) picked up his first ever crystal ball prediction.
Now for the really exciting news. The Sooners are officially in the mix for 3-star inside linebacker Justin Medlock. Thought to be a heavy lean towards Ohio State, the Manvel, Texas standout just picked up a first crystal ball towards Oklahoma. Possessing 27 total scholarship offers, the 2019 all-district selection is also being pursued heavily by LSU, Oregon, and Texas.
Could it be possible that Oklahoma lands two 5-star running backs in 2022? It sure looks that way! The Sooners already have a commitment from Raleek Brown and now they just picked up a fifth crystal ball prediction for Littleton, Colorado (Valor Christian High School) star Gavin Sawchuk. At 5-11/175 Sawchuk holds 26 scholarship offers but seems to have warmed to Michigan, Oklahoma, and Stanford with the Sooners holding a sizable lead right now.
If you’re like me and trying to keep track then that’s 11 players who received a prediction to come to Oklahoma on Wednesday. No, it isn’t any guarantee that they will actually do so. In fact, I would bet that a few of them won’t. What it does mean though is that the Sooner coaching staff is making a ton of inroads for 2022 and as early as we are in the recruiting cycle there should be moderately high expectations for this class as one of, if not the, best recruiting classes that Lincoln Riley has ever put together.
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