Offensive line Bill Bedenbaugh tweeted the official Oklahoma football recruiting video on Sunday morning, and it is excellent.
Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops has sustained his share of criticism in recent years, as OU has failed to win a second national championship. But to hear the roll call of impressive milestones his program has racked up since 2000 through one platform provides deeper context of Oklahoma’s success.
Using the Sooners’ recent past success with an eye to the future makes for a strong recruiting pitch.
The 2013 Oklahoma football recruiting class ranked No. 15 nationally, according to Rivals.com, and the 2014 crop of verbal commitments looks strong early. OU has four pledges thus far — three of which are rated four stars.
The most recent addition to Stoops’ 2014 haul is wide receiver Dallas Todd. La Mirada (Calif.) star Todd is the latest addition from the Sooners’ rich California pipeline, which in recent years produced Kenny Stills, among others.
OU also secured a commitment from another strong pipeline, with Pflugerville Hendrickson (Tex.) running back Samaje Perine. Perine chose Oklahoma over offers from defending BCS champion Alabama, as well as Sooner Big 12 Conference rival TCU.
Local quarterback prospect Justice Hansen from Edmond Santa Fe is Rivals.com’s No. 5 overall Pro Style recruit, and checks in on the Fansided150 at No. 131.