Oklahoma recruiting fans knew Wednesday was a day to circle. And it was, for many reasons, culminating with the Sooners now having the top-ranked class in Scout’s 2017 rankings.
OU’s 2017 class, known across the country as SoonerSquad17, entered the day with 21 commits and No. 3. One big-time commit from Nashville (Tenn.) East Literature’s Jacob Phillips, and the Sooners now have 22 and the top spot in the country.
Phillips, ranked No. 182 in the Scout 300, is one of the biggest recruiting victories for the Sooners during this cycle. OU, despite a 3-2 record, beat out undefeated SEC top-10 schools Alabama and Texas A&M, among several others, in landing his services.
Phillips is the 16th prospect for the Sooners ranked in the Scout 300. OU has three in the Scout 100, led by Southlake (Texas) Carroll’s Robert Barnes at No. 41.
Ohio State follows at No. 2 with the Crimson Tide at No. 3.
The good news for OU? SoonerSquad17 isn’t about to slow down. Despite the 22 commitments, the Sooners need at least a handful more prospects round out one of the greatest classes in the history of Bob Stoops.