Four days after the start of the early signing period Oklahoma football recruiting isn’t slowing down. If fact, with Brent Venables still in the process of putting his staff together you could say that things are just now starting to heat up. After surging their way to a Top 10 ranking on Wednesday, OU coaches are still out on the trail putting out offers and possibly swinging some commitments.
Social media begin to go a little crazy on Sunday with several commits to Oklahoma’s 2022 class popping off with seemingly cryptic Tweets that indicated something might be about to happen with the class. While there hasn’t been any additional commitments made public just yet, we are starting to see some player begin to trend towards the Sooners. Two such recruits are a pair of defenders from the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area.
Three-star edge rusher R Mason Thomas (Cardinal Gibbons High School) has been committed to Iowa State since July but suddenly there’s a lot of momentum building towards him becoming a Sooner.
At 6-2/215, R Mason Thomas has a quick burst off the ball plus the size and strength to finish plays in the backfield. He’s sitting on 22 scholarship offers with LSU, Iowa State, and Penn State among the schools that have made offers. The recruiting site 247Sports has him as the #18 edge rusher in the 2022 class and the #25 overall recruit from the state of Florida.
Three-star defensive lineman Ahmad Moten lines up on the same defensive line as R Mason Thomas in what looks to be a package deal for the two teammates. Currently uncommitted, Moten has 24 scholarship offers with Iowa State also having been in the mix. The two simultaneously began trending for the Sooners on Sunday which is way more than just coincidence with all of the social media interactions that have been going on.
One of the first offers that Brent Venables made when he arrived to Norman was to the 6-3/290 defensive tackle who has also been offered by the likes of Florida, Miami, and Tennessee. Both Venables and new defensive ends coach Miguel Chavis were in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday and reportedly made home visits to both prospects.
Time will tell where exactly both of these defenders will end up but, for now, it’s looking really positive for the Sooners. Oklahoma Insider (247Sports) Parker Thune has cast crystal ball predictions for both players to land in Norman which only adds to the hype surrounding the 2022 class expanding beyond the 15 commitments (14 signed) they currently have.
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