It has been two weeks now, but really, might still feel like the first day regarding Owasso (Okla.) High safety Josh Proctor and Oklahoma.
Proctor, a rising prospect for the Class of 2018, was offered by the Sooners out of the blue two weeks ago. Proctor is still having a hard time putting it all together.
“I was very surprised,” Proctor said. “It was a Wednesday, and I was getting ready to go to church. Right before going to the service, I got a text. I talked to Coach (Drew) Hill. The coaches were saying how they were really interested and how much I remind them of Steven Parker.”
After that, it’s a blur. Proctor said he talked OU coaches Bob Stoops, Mike Stoops and Kerry Cooks in that short period of time, saying it was Cooks who officially made the offer.
Anybody who has seen Proctor play, knew it wouldn’t be long before things started to pick up for him on the trail. An impressive sophomore season was combined with two trips to Norman this year. And before OU’s game against TCU, he was able to get quality one-on-one time with Mike Stoops and Cooks.
Proctor said the interest started in the spring when Mike Stoops came up for a practice. The goal was to get Proctor to one of OU’s camps but that never materialized.
His play during this year did the talking for him, however. Proctor said he is 6-foot-3 and 186 pounds, but he has a lot of options. He grew up a track and field kid before starting to play basketball, and he has been regarded as someone with a lot of potential on the hardwood.
He’s also still growing. He’s young, but he’s wise enough to know that a comparison to Steven Parker right now says a lot about his future.
“It definitely means a lot,” Proctor said. “I know a lot about Parker, but I don’t know him. It means a lot to be compared to somebody already having a lot of success like that.”
Any time an in-state recruit gets offered, the question is asked about whether or not contemplated committing on the spot.
Proctor said he was in too much shock to even have that thought running through his head. He was invited to last week’s Bedlam game by Oklahoma State, but he said it was tough because of the interest from OU.
The Sooners already have one commit for the 2018 class from Moore (Okla.) Southmoore four-star offensive tackle Brey Walker. Is Proctor ready to become No. 2?
“I have had a couple of thoughts about committing,” Proctor said. “I don’t know. I’m still thinking things through.”
Proctor said OSU is the only other school right now showing interest although that should change once his sophomore film starts hitting the rounds.