Oklahoma fans were wondering all through the month of January whether or not there would be some sort of signing day surprise for the Sooners.
That was answered with a resounding yes Wednesday morning as Patterson (La.) High wide receiver Mykel Jones chose the Sooners in his signing day ceremony streamed live on Scout.
Jones, a four-star receiver, seemed destined to go to SEC country with Alabama, Ole Miss or Tennessee as rumored schools the last couple of months. A surprise trip to Norman on Sunday changed all that.
He was expected to visit Ole Miss over the weekend, but it was canceled the day of the visit. After thinking it over, Jones took a one-day visit to OU on Sunday. The question was simple – was that going to be enough?
By Monday it was clear it was down to the Sooners and Crimson Tide but no real answer was evident because of the fluid situations in recruiting.
The one thing known was OU would gladly welcome Jones as the Sooners were not in danger of any kind of filling up their class.
After months and months of searching for receivers, the Sooners were able to pluck two four-star prospects in the final week with both taking their official visits to Norman last weekend.
Jones was once a top 200 recruit before tearing his ACL last spring playing basketball. He was able to recover and had 600 receiving yards in the final five games of his senior season.
Jones joins Southlake (Texas) Carroll wide receiver Zach Farrar as OU’s receivers from last weekend. Farrar flipped from Mississippi State to the Sooners on Sunday evening.
OU had so many near misses at receiver throughout the cycle. Seemingly one after another. The persistence paid off with OU landing Farrar and Jones in the final days to go with Houston Spring Dekaney three-star receiver Adrian Hardy.
It took until signing day itself, but it all worked out for OU in the end at receiver.