The signs were there. From the minute Oklahoma offered Miami Columbus cornerback Trajan Bandy, it was clear it wasn’t just another offer.
The signs were there this week when Bandy, ranked No. 253 in the Scout 300, said flat out OU is his No. 1 school in his top 10.
So when you know, why wait? Bandy texted confirmation Sunday afternoon that he has become OU’s sixth pledge for the 2017 class with all of them being in the Scout 300.
Bandy, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, is ranked No. 22 at cornerback and is OU’s second commitment in the secondary.
Bandy spoke with Scout a couple of weeks ago and said he intends to visit Norman in April and most believed it would be at that point in time when Bandy would make the call.
But with defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks not being afraid to make one big-time offer after another, the message was clear to Bandy to not wait any longer.
Bandy joins fellow Scout 300 prospect Southlake (Texas) Carroll safety Robert Barnes in the secondary and is the first pledge not from Oklahoma or Texas during this cycle.
OU’s class now has Collinsville (Okla.) linebacker Levi Draper, Mesquite (Texas) Horn quarterback Chris Robison, Richmond (Texas) Foster wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and McKinney (Texas) Boyd offensive lineman Tyrese Robinson to go with Bandy and Barnes.
Alabama, Auburn and LSU were among the numerous other offers for Bandy.