It feels like a coincidence that Oklahoma is moving from a 3-4 defensive front to a 4-3 defensive front because it happens to be doing so during a 2018 class that’s short of highly touted inside linebackers as of now.
As OU continues to make a push for 2018 inside guys, the Sooners already have their eyes on one for 2019 in Texas high school prospect Chance Cover.
Cover doesn’t have an OU offer just yet, but he was at OU’s junior day last month as the Sooners are planting those seeds.
“That was my first trip, and it was a great trip,” Cover said. “Everything about it was great. The academics. The facilities. They said I’m on their list right now, and they’ll come back in the spring and evaluate.”
Cover is developing the relationship with linebackers coach Tim Kish and things are trending in the right direction. Cover seemed comfortable at The Opening regional two weeks ago in Frisco, Texas.
There are a lot of schools in the area, but Covers said he’s always seen OU as a school that stands out in a crowd.
“I’ve been a fan since I was younger,” Cover said. “They were really the only good team that was around when I was younger.”
It has been said anyone invited to OU’s junior days is in the conversation for an offer. That is especially true for a sophomore making the trip. Cover will be a name to monitor in the spring.