Sooners in mix for McKee

OU made an impression on a lot of recruits this weekend, including Anthony McKee.

There were a lot of names for Oklahoma fans to track throughout this week in terms of recruiting. Not one time was Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge four-star linebacker Anthony McKee ever mentioned.

McKee made himself a priority for OU fans by tweeting Friday morning he was off to Norman for an official visit, his first in the process.

He didn’t commit while in Norman, but the thought certainly crossed his mind since OU earned two commitments Saturday from recruits on their own official visits.

“I thought about committing,” McKee said. “That safety was there (Will Sunderland), and I was thinking about it. And then he committed and really made me think about it. But my family wasn’t there.”

His family didn’t make the trip this weekend, but McKee made a promise he would be back to OU with his parents the next time around.

When that is remains to be seen, but what is known is his recruitment is clearly down to two schools – OU and Michigan State.

McKee has already unofficially visited MSU and said the two schools are definitely on the same level. No other school was even mentioned when pressed about more potential official visits.

McKee said he was hosted by Curtis Bolton and said Bolton did a good job of showing him around campus and telling him what life is like.

“I loved it out there,” McKee said. “I had a lot of fun. Being with the team before the game and watching them warm up was a good deal. It was very exciting.”

Exciting, too, to see the OU defense perform the way it did. The Sooners racked up five sacks, 12 tackles for loss and three turnovers in a 34-10 win against Tennessee.

One player caught the eye of McKee.

Eric Striker, for sure,” McKee said. “I see me being a lot like Striker. I had a strong feeling about OU before the visit, but I needed to see it for myself.”

McKee said going into Bob Stoops’ office was an eye opener as well.

“He has a fine collection of rings, bowl games and watches,” McKee said. “It was real impressive to see.”

OU does not have a linebacker commit for the class as of this time and McKee is definitely in the short list of top candidates following his trip.


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