Anytime Oklahoma makes a quarterback offer, it is indeed news. And for the second consecutive Tuesday, there is news.
Waco (Texas) Midway quarterback Tanner Mordecai reported an offer from the Sooners late Tuesday evening.
Mordecai, a high three-star prospect, was followed by OU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley on Twitter last week, which sometimes can be a precursor of what’s to come.
Riley was able to evaluate Mordecai on Tuesday before the offer went public right around 10 p.m. as OU continues to try to find its quarterback answer.
Last week it was Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West’s Adrian Martinez getting the call. Like Mordecai, things started on social media initially before Riley visited last week and made the offer.
OU has officially been on the search for a quarterback since April 15 when Newbury Park (Calif.) High’s Cameron Rising flips his commitment to Texas after having been committed to OU since August.
Perhaps pure coincidence, but both of OU’s recent quarterback offers have high school ties to the Sooners. Martinez attends the same school as sophomore linebacker Caleb Kelly. Mordecai is at the same high school as junior safety Kahlil Haughton.
Mordecai has been offered by programs such as Georgia, Baylor and Texas Tech, among others, with most believing the Bears have been the team to beat. The Sooners are officially in the race.