All the Oklahoma fans were waiting. After a great visit weekend last week, where were the commitments? It just takes some patience, and the first domino fell Saturday afternoon.
Durham (N.C.) Hillside running back Abdul Adams tweeted his commitment to OU as the Sooners have finally found their running back for the 2016 class.
Adams, ranked No. 26 at running back for the class, has been an on/off again priority for the Sooners ever since offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley arrived to campus.
Adams was once committed to East Carolina back when Riley was still with the Pirates. But after a spring commitment to Michigan State by Adams, OU backed off and pursued other options.
The Sooners would check in with Adams, and it wasn’t until last month where things started to get interesting. Michigan State was pretty clear with its no visit policy, and both sides elected to part ways, leaving the door open for OU.
Adams was thinking about visiting for Iowa State weekend but ended up rescheduling for last weekend when OU had 15 official visitors on campus.
One of them was four-star quarterback commit Austin Kendall, who said he hit it off immediately despite having never met Adams until the visit.
“Abdul Adams, I actually never met him until the weekend,” Kendall said. “He’s from D.C., but he’s in North Carolina now. I had a good time with him.”
Adams’ final four was OU, Maryland, Indiana and Alabama. He is OU’s first running back commitment and most likely the only one necessary for this class. He is OU’s 12th overall pledge for the class that is going to heat up in a hurry in the final two months before signing day.