Oklahoma’s 2022 recruiting class grew to fifteen commitments on Tuesday as 3-star defensive lineman Alton Tarber pledged to the Sooners. The 6-1/305 defensive lineman had been a Georgia Tech commit until Sunday. After his decommitment new OU defensive ends coach Miguel Chavis swooped in with a scholarship offer and talked him into making an on campus visit over the weekend. Tarber is from Deerfield Beach, Florida and has a total of 22 scholarship offers, with the Sooners beating out the likes of Auburn, LSU, and Michigan for his commitment.
Are Other Possible Commitments Looming?
With the early signing period set to start tomorrow there are still several prospects expected to join Oklahoma’s 2022 recruiting class. Here’s a quick list of who you might see jump in the class with either a commitment at some point today or a LOI on Wednesday.
Wide Receiver Jayden Gibson (6-5/185)
A 4-star recruit who had previously been committed to Florida, Gibson has received 38 scholarship offers and is ranked by 247Sports as the #39 receiver in the 2022 class and the #30 overall player from the state of Florida. He will be announcing his decision at 6:00 PM (CST) on Wednesday.
Running Back Jovante Barnes (6-0/190)
A 4-star recruit who is also being heavily recruited by Lincoln Riley at USC as well as Alabama among other. Barnes has 35 scholarship offers and is ranked by 247Sports as the #15 running back recruit in the nation and the #4 overall player from the state of Nevada.
Athlete Jaren Kanak (6-2/210)
A 4-star recruit who is currently committed to Clemson, Kanak is ranked by 247Sports as the #6 athlete in the class and the #1 overall player from the state of Kansas. He currently holds 34 scholarship offers and could be a late flip to Oklahoma’s class as a linebacker.
Defensive Lineman Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy (6-3/280)
This is a bit of a longshot for the Sooners at this point but GBD had been committed to Oklahoma before the coaching change sent him to Texas A&M. Like Kobie McKinzie, Brownlow-Dindy could end up flipping back to OU now that the defensive staff is coming into place. From Lakeland, Florida, 247Sports has the 5-star prospect ranked as the #3 defensive lineman in the class and the #2 overall player from the state of Florida.
Undoubtedly this list isn’t complete. It’s also feasible to think that some of the guys who are currently committed to the Sooners won’t end up signing, or at least will will wait until February. Coaching staff changes always bring out a good amount of uncertainty when it comes to recruiting.
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