When you look at Oklahoma’s pledges for the 2017 class, there are a lot of reasons for why everything makes sense. A lot of reasons.
Some of it is based on in-state location (Levi Draper). There’s family ties (Robert Barnes). There’s the quarterback and first pledge of the class (Chris Robison).
And then there’s CeeDee Lamb. From Richmond (Texas) Foster, there’s no major connection between Lamb and OU except for the one that has been built in the last year. A lot of that has been with wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons.
Lamb committed to OU a couple of months ago, but he did it without ever having seen the campus. That all changed last weekend for junior day.
“Everything was fine,” Lamb said. “It went as good as planned, but I was actually surprised because everything was better than I expected it to be.”
Lamb said he has developed a sensational relationship so far with Simmons as Simmons is quick to make a trip to the school whenever he can. Lamb said the two have had more one-on-one conversations than with any other coach.
So the trip to Norman wasn’t about getting to know Simmons. He said he had a good talk with head coach Bob Stoops, but he was really excited to be able to get to meet quarterback Baker Mayfield and get to know him a little bit.
He needed to know OU could be his future home.
“It was very important,” Lamb said. “It was a big must for me. I wanted to see how everything was. It’s going to be really nice when everything is done with.”
Lamb said he has been able to get to know the other 2017 commitments via group texting and is happy to add McKinney (Texas) Boyd offensive guard Tyrese Robinson to that group. And he said it was great to get to know Robison, his potential future quarterback.
There are always going to be people wondering exactly where Lamb stands in terms of his commitment. But those voices will be a lot more silent after last weekend.
“It helped, for sure, in terms of me maintaining my commitment,” Lamb said. “I got to see my future home and wanted to make sure it was more than I imagined.”
Ranked a three-star prospect, don’t be surprised to see that change when Scout gets around to making the updates. As of now, Lamb doesn’t intend to make any more trips to junior days, but has no idea how things are going to go in the future.