For the most part, SoonerSquad17 is sort of in its own little bubble. Well, it’s not exactly little, but it’s everybody in Oklahoma and the Dallas Metroplex area.
Makes sense, and it’s why the Opening regional in the Dallas area four weeks ago was so anticipated. There was going to be a heavy OU flavor surrounding that event.
But one of OU’s key commits isn’t in that bubble so sometimes it’s easy to forget how vital Richmond (Texas) Foster wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is to this group.
Lamb, ranked No. 293 in the Scout 300, was OU’s first wide receiver pledge for the class back in December, and it stayed that way until two weeks ago with the double-dip commitment of Cedar Hill (Texas) High’s Charleston Rambo and Waxahachie (Texas) High’s Jalen Reagor.
That’s three Scout 300 commitments at one position. Cause for concern? Not at this time, according to Lamb.
“I’m fine with it,” Lamb said. “It will bring more distractions away from me so I’m not double teamed. They’re there to help me. It’s going to benefit all of us.”
Reagor and Rambo showed why they’re two of the elite receivers in the region last month, and Lamb got the same opportunity last week at the Opening regional in Houston.
Paired up most of the day with Mesquite (Texas) Horn quarterback Chris Robison, a fellow OU commit, the duo put on a show time and time again.
Lamb said it was a great day in terms of building that bond because he didn’t realize how talented Robison is and now Robison knows exactly what Lamb is able to do.
After tearing it up in Houston, Lamb and Robison are just two of several SoonerSquad17 members headed back to Norman this weekend for the spring game.
“I have a great relationship with the coaches,” Lamb said. “I love every single one of their coaches. Coach Simmons. Coach Gundy. Coach Riley. All of the offensive coaches.”
Lamb continues to say all the right things, but there’s a little reminder out there that still has people worried about his commitment status when it’s all said and done.
Lamb comes from a school with quality LSU ties, and Lamb has talked about the Tigers before and that was even before LSU had offered. The Tigers are making their play for Lamb, and Lamb said the plan is to be in Baton Rouge next weekend.
The question is how will things progress with OU and Lamb after this weekend. Lamb said he had not told the OU coaches his intention to visit LSU next weekend so will that cause a stir? The other question is whether or not Lamb still wants to attend LSU after this OU visit.
The atmosphere in Norman is going to be something that hasn’t been seen in a long time when you combine the commits with the signees with the players actually on campus.
Lamb said he has developed a good bond with Robison and Southlake (Texas) Carroll safety Robert Barnes. Lamb talked about Robison before Sunday’s event and only had glowing words of praise after it.
One big thing SoonerSquad17 is going to be preaching is accountability. It would be very interesting to see what would occur if someone left the group.
“We’re all so close to each other and bond as one,” Lamb said. “We have that connection, and we already know each other now. We’re already building that chemistry even before we get to campus.”