It’s not easy to hold together a huge class to start in recruiting. Not even when it’s as good as one Oklahoma has right now for the 2017 class.
SoonerSquad17 suffered one of its first casualty Monday night when Miami Columbus defensive back Trajan Bandy announced via Twitter he has decommitted from the Sooners.
Bandy committed to OU back in February and definitely still has a good relationship with the commits and with the coaches. But once the hometown school, Miami, offered in the spring, it did feel like it was a countdown to when Bandy would be back on the open market.
OU’s hope was being around seven other commits at The Opening earlier this month would be enough to keep Bandy fully committed to OU.
Bandy, who was one of four defensive back prospects committed to OU in the Scout 300, visited Norman in April and had a tremendous time. OU is still in his top six as of today, but it does feel like an uphill battle for OU.
The loss of Bandy does open some doors for the Sooners in defensive back recruiting and gives OU 11 of its 14 commits in the Scout 300.