The dog days of summer are even worse than normal this year…who knows when the NCAA will make a decision on the upcoming football season. On the upside, I don’t remember a better recruiting summer ever. While everyone else was making excuses about the coronvirus’ impact on recruiting, Lincoln was busy making chicken salad out of chicken poop.
While official on-sites visits have been outlawed by the NCAA, Lincoln has been blowing recruits away with virtual visits that from all accounts may be better than the real thing. While other coaching staffs have been stumbling aorund in the dark during these times, Lincoln’s staff has been playing home run derby.
As of today, the Sooners have yet to break the top 25 according to any recruiting service, but that will change in a big way, any day now. Lincoln is on the verge of putting together a monster recruiting class. As a matter of fact that change will become evident as soon as this next weekend.
Caleb Williams, the number one dual threat quarterback in the country and a top five pick overall will make his intentions known on July 4. Keon Coleman, a four star wide receiver that the Sooners want in the worst way will make his intentions known that same day.
This is what makes OU football special. OU is loading up with the cream of the crop talent from the east coast who never imagined crossing the Mississippi for their college careers. They are now relocating to the wild wild west in record numbers.
If things go as planned, the Sooners are in line to get commitments from the top quarterback, the top running back and the top wide receiver in the country in short order. Not since the Barry Switzer days has OU recruited at this level.
One last thing…what you have to love about this recruiting class is the level of talent headed to Norman on both sides of the football. If that fact doesn’t put a spring in your step, you need to check your pulse.
Prospective five-star recruits…
- Caleb Williams…#3 – Dual QB – listed as five-star recruit by 247sports…July 4 announcement date…
- Camar Wheaton…#7 – RB – listed as five-star recruit by 247sports…
- Tristin Leigh…#11 – OT – listed ad five-star recruit by 247sports…CW will have impact on this possible commitment.
- Mario Williams…#12 – WR – listed as five-star recruit by Rivals100…committed…
Prospective four-star recruits…
- Dallas Turner…#44 – WDE – July 1 announcement date – this one may be a stretch here, but we’re on a roll.
- Bryce Foster…#65 – OT
- Cody Jackson…#96 – WR – committed
- Clayton Smith…#98 – SDE – committed
- Marcus Burris…#102 – SDE
- Kelvin Gilliam…#108 – WDE
- Keon Coleman…#116 – WR – July 4 anouncement date…
- Latrell McCutchin…# 127 – CB
- Jalil Farooq…#133 – WR
- Kendal Daniels…#143 – S
- Ethan Downs…#161 – WDE – committed
- Prophet Brown…#197 – RB
- Tommi Hill…#217 – Athlete
- Nathan Rawlins-Kibonge…#315 – SDE – committed
- David Abira…#335 – SDE