And the SoonerSquad17 train keeps rolling on. Oklahoma added No. 14 to its commitment list with a pledge from Charlotte (N.C.) Vance tight end Jeremiah Hall.
Hall, listed as a three-star tight end and 6-foot-3 and 22, has been viewed as OU’s answer to the H-Back position going forward. Hall announced via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.
OU running backs coach Jay Boulware has been in constant contact with Hall for a while, and it was readily apparent the offer last month by the Sooners was not just another offer.
The only question was proximity, but as Hall told Sooners Illustrated last month, his family and himself have gotten a lot more comfortable with the thought of playing further away from home.
Hall has not been fighting the H-Back label, and OU obviously has some good examples to show with J.D. Runnels, Trey Millard and now Dimitri Flowers among some of the prominent names who have been in that position.
Hall also continues OU’s increasing presence on the east coast and in North Carolina. Hall said he scrimmaged against OU freshman quarterback Austin Kendall (from Waxhaw Cuthbertson) and knows Kendall is a legit player.
With Hall in the fold, OU can cross off another item in the list for the 2017 class. With Flowers becoming a junior this season, it was clear OU wanted to bring someone in to start grooming for the role.
That someone turned out to be Hall. He said he wanted to show the world what an H-Back could do, sounds like he’ll try to make that happen as a Sooner.