Leaving Oklahoma after his official visit this weekend, it seemed pretty clear Lackawanna (Pa.) CC offensive tackle Ashton Julious was thinking about committing to the Sooners.
Going on the visit by himself, though, made things a little more difficult. Able to go back home and talk to his family, friends and coaches, Julious knows Norman is where he wants to be.
Julious, a three-star tackle, tweeted Monday afternoon he has become pledge No. 12 for OU’s 2016 class.
He had already taken an official visit to Baylor and schools like South Carolina, Arizona State and Florida were in the mix, but OU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh had put in the time for months now and the visit just sealed the deal.
OU is young at the offensive line, but Julious still sees an opportunity to come in and play immediately. He’s going to have to be that guy for his sake as Julious is a 2-for-2 guy, no redshirt year remaining on the 6-foot-8, 320-pound lineman.
Julious is OU’s second offensive lineman commit of the class, joining Harrah (Okla.) High offensive guard Logan Roberson. The best guess is the Sooners want four linemen to complete this class so there’s still work to be done.
But a little less work now that Julious in on board, who will be a mid-year enrollee for the Sooners.