Oklahoma wins the prize with Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas as the standout for the Chargers tweeted on Saturday his selection of Oklahoma in a progressive Twitter process that earlier had him naming Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee as the finalists. Of course, as former OSU basketball coach Eddie Sutton once said there are no red ribbons in recruiting just first place.
Oklahoma gets a really talented player that also stands out on the basketball court. His 40 time lists at 4.8 and his strength numbers are not great with a 205-pound max listed on the bench press and a squat max of 315 pounds. Playing hoops, where he started and averaged 5.3 points and 6.4 rebounds a game, have to interfere with his progress in the weight room.
Thomas had previewed this decision by announcing OU as his leader back on April 26. He made unofficial visits to Missouri, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. His unofficial to Stillwater came on a spring practice scrimmage day and seemed to go really well.
Enough on Thomas, now what are the Cowboys doing on recruiting in-state?
I believe that Oklahoma State has four top targets left in Oklahoma for the 2017 class, at least at this time. I would say the top two would be offensive lineman/center prospect Creed Humphrey of Shawnee (see his junior highlights in the video above) and Oologah defensive end and two-time state wrestling champion Brock Martin, who Cowboys defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer went to watch practice this past week.
Humphrey's list of offers is thick including the likes of Alabama, OU, and Texas in addition to the Cowboys.
The next two and both are favorites of mine are star linebacker, safety, and even corner prospect Gervarrius Owens of Southmoore and big corner prospect Kamren Curl out of Muskogee. Both are good size, very athletic, and very physical which is a strong trio of traits for the secondary.