Brey Walker sets standard with OU offer

Not a 2016, not a 2017, but OU's most recent in-state offer is to 2018 prospect Brey Walker from Southmoore.

There is always a lot of chatter about how Oklahoma doesn’t do enough with in-state recruits. It’s an argument that definitely has two sides to it, but there’s one name that is now going to set the standard.

OU made history with an offer to Moore (Okla.) Southmoore offensive lineman Brey Walker following an unofficial visit to campus Saturday.

Walker, a Class of 2018 prospect who is already approaching 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, has become a name to watch in the last couple of months. It started a couple of months ago when Oklahoma State became the first school to offer.

But Walker admitted last month at the Opening regional camp that his heart has always been about being a Sooner. He wanted OU to show interest before his junior year. The Sooners did one better than that, reaching out to him just months after his freshman season.

He was impressive at the regional event, opening the eyes to people who didn’t get to see him play just about every game as a freshman in the highest classification in the state.

Walker is a part of a loaded Southmoore class that includes 2018 quarterback Casey Thompson and 2017 four-star defensive back Quindon Lewis. There are going to be hordes of schools finding their way to Moore, and OU is off to a great start.

Walker said he was on his visit when he was asked into Bob Stoops’ office, and it was Stoops who gave him the good news.

The Sooners have made offers following sophomore seasons before. Guys like D.J. Ward and Steven Parker come to mind and both are currently on OU’s roster.

However, Walker stands alone as an in-state freshman to already get an offer from the Sooners. He said Miami has been his second choice if OU didn’t come calling. It turns out, obviously, the Sooners are already knocking on his door.


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