He knew this next month was going to be crazy so Pierce (Calif.) College tight end Isaac Ijalana is glad to end the insanity before it starts.
Heading into his official visit to Oklahoma this weekend, Ijalana didn't have an OU offer. Flying back to California, he has the offer and is OU's second tight end pledge for the Class of 2014.
It didn't take long for the Sooners and Ijalana to get acquainted. He said tight ends coach Jay Boulware first started being more aggressive with his recruitment a couple of weeks ago.
The Sooners already had one pledge from Tulsa (Okla.) Union tight end Carson Meier, but it was clear the Sooners wanted one more and wanted one who can make an immediate impact.
That answer appeared to be El Camino (Calif.) College prospect Jean Sifrin, but academic issues kept that from becoming official.
There are no academic issues with Ijalana, who is set to be a mid-year enrollee, which is exactly what the Sooners were looking for.