SoonerSquad17 profile: Levi Draper

Eleven members of SoonerSquad17 have arrived in Norman. Time to get to know the newest Sooners.

Oklahoma has done a lot of things differently with the 2017 class and that includes the number of mid-year enrollees.

SoonerSquad17 is in Norman, well, a lot of them are. OU has 11 mid-year enrollees for the class so for those who need a refresher or an introduction, time to know the next batch of names.

Get to know the newest Sooners.

Levi Draper (© Greg Powers)

Collinsville (Okla.) High ILB Levi Draper

The story: After a brief flirtation with Oklahoma State, Draper switched his commitment to OU in December 2015 and never looked back. For months, he was the top-ranked commit for the class and the No. 1-ranked prospect in a loaded crop in the state for 2017. Draper is somebody that symbolized how the Sooners were about to make a major stand in recruiting. Once committed, yea, Draper never wavered one bit with OU.

2017 impact: Look out here. Inside linebacker is absolutely a spot to circle with Draper, Jacob Phillips and redshirt freshman Jon-Michael Terry. It’s a lot to ask of freshmen to play this role, but all three seem to have the tools to do just that. Draper coming in early helps as well as he can hit the weight room in spring and be ready physically by camp time.

Scout says: This is a guy who does it all for his high school team, playing multiple positions and dominating the competition. He will actually remind many OKPreps historians of former Enid standout Austin Box. Like Box, Draper plays with a warrior-like style attacking each and every play. On defense he shows great closing speed, chewing up ball carriers quickly in the open field. He has the size to take on a lot of impact and is a sure tackler. He is also solid in pass coverage and has some plays on his tape to highlight that fact. He has all of the tools that you are looking for in an elite level linebacker prospect.

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