Charleston Rambo (© Greg Powers)

Breaking Down Oklahoma Signee Charleston Rambo

Scout and take a closer look at Oklahoma signee Charleston Rambo, a national top 175 prospect and four-star receiver.

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Charleston Rambo, Receiver, Cedar Hill (Texas)

Size: 6-1, 175

Recruiting: Rambo committed in late March 2016 to Oklahoma and stayed pledged to the Sooners all the way through the process. Other teams made strong pushes for him, such as Texas and Baylor, especially after the Bears hired Rambo's high school coach (Joey McGuire). Florida also got a late January official visit from Rambo, but he remained committed to OU for the duration of his recruitment. Schools such as Arizona State, Auburn, Miami, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCLA, Utah, Washington, and others offered Rambo.

Rankings: Rambo is a national top 200 prospect per Scout, which ranks him at No. 171 overall regardless of position. He's also the No. 7 receiver in Texas and No. 23 nationally among wideouts.


2016: Rambo finished his high school career with a monster senior season for a Cedar Hill team that went 11-3 and reached the Texas Class 6A Division II state quarterfinals. Rambo caught 86 passes for 1,586 yards and 25 touchdowns on more than 18 yards per reception. His two carries for 22 yards gave him 1,612 yards from scrimmage.

2015: After moving to perennial Texas 6A power Cedar Hill, Rambo finished his junior season with 22 catches for 434 yards and five touchdowns despite missing the first few games of the season.

2014: Rambo enjoyed a breakout sophomore with 33 catches for 722 yards and 11 touchdowns for Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas.

Senior regular-season highlights

State quarterfinal clips (final game)

Evaluation notes

Players with the ranginess of Rambo should not be as quick and explosive as he is. He has a great catch radius and creates a distance between the football and the defender allowing him to give the quarterback some nice windows to fit the ball in to. He has the ability to get off of the line quickly and get separation and that combination of abilities makes him a very dangerous weapon.

Because of his long, lean frame, Rambo has a lot of upside as he projects to the next level. He will need to add bulk and mass to improve his strength, but Rambo shows plenty of promise when it comes to the checklist of receiver traits when looking for a high-major playmaker. - Greg Powers and Gabe Brooks

  • Downfield threat
  • High-pointing
  • Quickness off the line
  • Red-zone weapon

Areas to Improve
  • Bulk/mass
  • Strength

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