The good times continue for Oklahoma on the recruiting trail. With the Sooners getting ready to host top visitors for banquet weekend, OU got an unexpected addition to the 2017 class.
Richmond (Texas) Foster wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, a three-star prospect for the 2017 class, confirmed he has committed to the Sooners.
“I just thought it was the perfect opportunity,” Lamb said. “It’s something that has been on my mind for a while.”
Lamb was offered by OU a while ago, and it seemed clear in recent months he was high on the Sooners. What wasn’t clear was just how high, especially since he still has not visited Norman.
“That’s going to change, though,” he said.
Lamb said he has developed a great rapport with outside wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons and said he loves how OU is able to get the receivers the ball in the passing game.
When it comes to the Sooners right now, most receivers talk about Sterling Shepard and Dede Westbrook. When it comes to Lamb, well, he says he’s a combination of the two, at least that’s what OU coaches are telling him.
Lamb called Simmons on Thursday to let him know and then spoke to head coach Bob Stoops to make it official and give OU its fourth commit for the 2017 class.
The Sooners are still trying to find another top-flight receiver target for the 2016 class as Scout 100 target Tyrie Cleveland went off the board and committed to Houston during the afternoon. But it’s clear right now OU won’t have trouble trying to find the answers at receiver in the future.
Lamb is OU’s fourth commit for the 2017 class and second in the span of a week. Scout 100 linebacker Levi Draper (Collinsville, Okla.) committed Saturday night. Lamb is OU’s first receiver pledge for the class, and he’s excited about that.
“No, I’m not worried at all about committing early,” Lamb said. “I have no second thoughts at all.”
Lamb also had offers from Houston, Oklahoma State, among others, and should see his stock increase once his junior film gets out.
As a junior, Lamb had 54 catches for 1,012 yards with 10 touchdowns.