SoonerSquad17 out in full force

If you didn't know what SoonerSquad17 was all about, you do now after OU's spring game.

In the past, the spring game for Oklahoma had been seen as a major chance for the Sooners to earn some commitments.

But as has been pointed out repeatedly, things are done a little bit differently when it comes to SoonerSquad17.

The weekend commitment? That actually came Thursday when Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic wide receiver Grant Calcaterra ended his process and joined the Sooners.

Instead of looking to add onto 2017, the Sooners focused a lot of their attention on 2018 with three of the four confirmed offers being prospects for the 2018 class.

Don’t get it mistaken, though, SoonerSquad17’s presence was felt over and over and over.

Interacting with 2016 signees, current players, the No. 2-ranked class by Scout took over Norman for the spring game.

The tweets/pictures said it all.

OU made four offers this weekend. It started with 2018 Houston Lamar defensive back Anthony Cook, somebody who no doubt will be one to watch.

It continued Saturday with 2018 Lancaster (Texas) High defensive back Jordon Austin. If that name sounds familiar, yes, the younger brother of OU senior cornerback Dakota Austin.

Up next was 2018 Rockwall (Texas) High linebacker Alston Orji. Offered by Arkansas earlier in the week, OU became his second offer.

The only offer (for now) regarding the 2017 class was to Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove offensive guard Netori Johnson. A Scout 300 prospect, Johnson was easy to find because of his size and his multi-colored hair.

So OU fans conditioned to getting 2-3 commitments at the spring game had to settle for the current commitments absolutely taking over OU and helping build that bond with some of the Sooners’ top targets.

*Plano (Texas) East LB Anthony Hines

*Dallas Wilson CB Darrion Green

*2018 Justin (Texas) Northwest OL Darrell Simpson

*2018 Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian Academy CB Verone McKinley


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