OU's 'BallOutBoyz' with monster weekend

OU's receivers/tight end commitments for 2017 put on a show over the weekend.

When you’re doing any sort of recruiting roundup of Oklahoma commits, it’s going to have just a bit of a different feel than ever before.

Been doing this for five years and can’t remember a weekend ever like the one saw posted by OU’s BallOutBoyz of SoonerSquad17.

The wide receivers and tight end for OU’s 2017 class have been called a lot of things, and they’re living up to the billing so far through their first couple of games.

The goal remains clear. Keep this group together and get them to Norman and let the real fireworks show begin.


Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic tight end Grant Calcaterra had a whole season for some kids in one game. He finished the evening with 14 catches for 292 yards and three touchdowns in a bounce-back 37-7 victory.


Because on any other night, Waxahachie (Texas) High wide receiver Jalen Reagor would have earned top honors. Reagor was sensational with eight catches for 206 yards and three touchdowns in a come-from-behind 40-37 win. Reagor caught the game-winning score with 19 seconds left to complete the comeback.


But don’t forget about Richmond (Texas) Foster’s CeeDee Lamb. Coming off a two-touchdown performance in the opener, Lamb didn’t disappoint the next time around. He had eight receptions for 245 yards and three more touchdowns in a 34-28 victory.


You almost feel bad for Cedar Hill (Texas) High’s Charleston Rambo. He plays on a loaded squad, especially at receiver so it’s going to be rare for him to put up those types of numbers. He’s no slouch, though. Rambo earned another six catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns as Cedar Hill won its first game of the year.

When you add it all up? That’s 36 receptions for 839 yards and 11 touchdowns. An average of nine receptions for 210 yards and nearly three touchdowns.

Unheard of since started tracking OU commit numbers in 2011. That’s why when you hear people say SoonerSquad17 is a game-changer, this is exactly the sort of stuff people are talking about.


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