OU commits in focus: CeeDee Lamb, Chris Daniels, Parnell Motley

Sooners Illustrated looks at OU's three latest commitments

It didn’t take long before had to evaluate more Oklahoma commits. The Sooners have now racked up seven commits since Bedlam weekend.

Included in that are three in the last couple of weeks, containing two in the 2016 class and one major addition for the 2017 crop.

2017 Richmond (Texas) Foster WR CeeDee Lamb (committed Dec. 10)

As OU was searching for the finishing touches for its 2016 class, the Sooners received a major commitment from Lamb right as the dead period was approaching. Lamb is ranked at three stars right now, but his junior season should put him in the conversation for four-star status. He had 54 catches for 1,012 yards and 10 touchdowns and is one of the first commits at receiver in a while where you know OU is getting some serious playmaking ability. He’s got the speed. He’s got the hands. And even though he hasn’t seen the campus yet, he knew in his heart he wanted to be a Sooner and made it happen. Getting him up for junior day would be a quality next step in this process.

Euless (Texas) Trinity DT Chris Daniels (committed Dec. 18)

The crown jewel of OU’s 2016 class as of right now. The Sooners and first-year defensive line coach Diron Reynolds put in overtime in the last several months to make sure OU landed Daniels. Ranked No. 113 in the Scout 300, Daniels is OU’s highest-ranked commit, and it’s quite the way for Reynolds to get started with the 2016 defensive line class. Texas made a late run so it will be interesting to see if Daniels does indeed take a visit to Austin. He’s all Sooners right now and marks another uncommitted pledge to come out of the massive TCU weekend. Good things come to those who wait, and OU earned a major one when Daniels revealed his OU birthday cake last weekend.

Washington D.C., Woodson ATH Parnell Motley (committed Dec. 21)

And the last one perhaps of the calendar year sees the Sooners go back to the east coast once again to land a coveted prospect. Motley is OU’s fourth commit from the east coast to go with quarterback Austin Kendall, running back Abdul Adams (one of his best friends) and juco offensive tackle Ashton Julious. A one-time commit to Maryland, Motley brings a lot of versatility to his game. He had seven interceptions this season to go with 1,400 all-purpose yards where he averaged 23 yards per catch and had eight touchdowns. He visited for banquet weekend and after thinking it over, knew OU was the place for him. He could be cornerback. He could be receiver. Get him to campus and figure that out later.


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