Oklahoma football is building some momentum on the recruiting trail and the Sooners are trending with a trio of key recruits including a five-star Williams Nwaneri.
Despite a lackluster season for the Oklahoma football program in 2022, the Sooners have been doing a stellar job on the recruiting trail.
It was sort of overlooked when it comes to the 2023 recruiting class but Oklahoma football signed the No. 4 overall class which is plenty of reason to be optimistic about the future under second-year head coach Brent Venables.
While folks might be sleeping on Oklahoma football going into the 2023 season, they should definitely be aware of what Oklahoma is doing on the recruiting trail and just in the past few days, the Sooners are trending with a number of top targets.
Williams Nwaneri is a five-star defensive lineman in the 2024 class and the Sooners just picked up a crystal ball projection on Friday morning from Oklahoma insider Brandon Drumm, which joins fellow OU insider Parker Thune who placed a crystal ball for the Sooners earlier this week.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder is ranked ninth overall in the 2024 class out of Missouri. He’s the No. 2 D-lineman in the entire class and would be a great building block for Oklahoma football on the defensive side of the ball.
Oklahoma football gets more crystal ball projections
Landing Nwaneri would be massive for the Sooners. However, they have momentum with other recruits too such as four-star 2024 running back Tovani Mizell, who is being projected now to Oklahoma football along with 2025 QB Kevin Sperry.
Sperry isn’t ranked right now in the 2025 class by 247 sports or On3.com but it’s still early in the process and his offer list shows that he’s going to be ranked fairly high.
Oregon, Florida State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Tennessee, TCU, Purdue, Arizona State, and others have offered, while LSU and Texas have hosted him for multiple visits.
Yet, Oklahoma has hosted him for three visits, which is more than any other program. He was at Texas and USC earlier this month, but it’s the Sooners are who trending toward a commitment, which would be another big win on the recruiting trail.
Oklahoma is hoping to put together a better season next year under Venables, but looking at what’s going on with recruiting is, like I said, a reason for the Sooners to have hope.