On first glance it didn’t look like there was going to be much news from Oklahoma’s one-day elite camp last week regarding the 2016 class.
The Sooners brought in a number of top 2017 prospects, but the current class didn’t feel like it was nothing to write home about.
But offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has been doing his homework and the camp was a chance for a couple of in-state linemen to make their mark.
And that they did. It started last week with an offer and commitment from Harrah (Okla.) High offensive lineman Logan Roberson. It continued late Thursday night with an offer to Oklahoma City John Marshall offensive tackle Tramonda Moore.
Moore said he measured at 6-foot-6 and 350 pounds at OU’s elite camp and was definitely one of the more impressive linemen at the event.
We didn’t know how impressive until Thursday when he called Bedenbaugh and was officially given the offer to play for the Sooners.
The interest is picking up considerably for Moore. To go with OU, he added an offer from Oklahoma State earlier in the week. It appears to be another Bedlam showdown.
On first glance, it would look like OSU has the edge. His cousin is former OSU receiver/tight end Tracy Moore. His high school coach is former OSU star and NFL receiver Rashaun Woods. And the Cowboys did offer first.
But Moore was quick to point out it was Bedenbaugh who showed the initial interest during the spring when virtually no school had heard of him.
Moore’s tweet Thursday night led to a lot of OU fans being excited because it wasn’t crystal clear if he had committed or was just offered. He cleared it up Friday afternoon saying he is excited about the offer, but he hasn’t committed anywhere.
Offered by the in-state powers in the span of a week, it would only be natural for Moore to jump on one of the offers. However, Moore said Friday afternoon he wants to wait things out and not make any decision until after he makes some official visits.
Moore is not the only John Marshall prospect to make a name for himself. Justin Broiles, defensive back for the 2017 class, put his name on the recruiting map as well as the camp and was offered by Tulsa last weekend.
With Woods in charge, the mentality has changed for the Bears on the field and now on the trail. Moore’s emergence is another example of things going in the right direction.
“This has been absolutely crazy,” Moore said. “I didn’t see this coming at all.”