It’s national signing day and Oklahoma put in the work to make its SoonerSquad17 one of the best in Norman in some time.
Sooners Illustrated is here to give a position-by-position overview of the newest recruits headed to Norman.
Cedar Hill (Texas) High WR Charleston Rambo
The story: Oh, what a wild ride this one has been. Committed on Easter Sunday but was linked with four different schools in the ongoing months. TCU, Texas, Baylor and Florida. OU absolutely had to sweat this one out the entire way. Give a lot of credit to wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons for how he handled what could have been a volatile situation. Instead, he’s made sure another Scout 300 target is coming to Norman.
Richmond (Texas) Foster WR CeeDee Lamb
The story: Who says you can’t go home? Lamb committed to OU back in December 2015 before decommitting to visit other schools in the spring. But Norman is home and Lamb recommitted in July and really never looked back. Other schools came like crazy to persuade him to look elsewhere, but Lamb never did. An emphatic tweet in December told everybody else to back off as Lamb knew he wanted to be a Sooner.
Santa Clarita (Calif.) College of the Canyons CC WR Marquise Brown
The story: Brown probably wouldn’t be a Sooner if Jalen Reagor hadn’t decommitted. But boy would you be selling Brown short if you talked about him being any sort of backup plan. Following Reagor’s defection to TCU in October, the Sooners took their time to make that next wide receiver offer. Eventually it became Brown, and OU hit all the right buttons to get him to Norman and hopefully become that next juco star for OU.
Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic TE Grant Calcaterra
The story: Score another one for Cale Gundy. Seriously. Once OU made this offer last February, it felt like a countdown until Calcaterra picked OU. Following an unofficial, it was game-set-match for the Sooners. Calcaterra vowed then he would not take an official visit elsewhere and he never did. One trip to OU in December and it was a wrap. A reoccurring theme with OU’s commits was a huge senior season that justified their ranking. Calcaterra was another one of those guys.