It was a busy day on the recruiting trail, especially for Oklahoma football and Missouri football as each program landed a key QB commitment.
A number of teams are picking up momentum on the recruiting trail right now in college football and one of them is the Oklahoma football program.
The Sooners signed an elite recruiting class in 2023 and seem well on their way to doing it once again in the 2024 class, particularly with a few key recruits trending in the right direction, including a five-star defensive lineman in 2024.
However, the Sooners picked up a commitment on Monday from a 2025 recruit and that’s quarterback Kevin Sperry, which is a big addition for Oklahoma football.
Sperry is 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, and out of the state of Texas. He’s not ranked yet according to the 247 sports composite rankings or in the On3 industry rankings, however, Oklahoma football beat out Florida State, Texas A&M, and a bunch of other big-name programs for his commitment.
Based on his offer list, Sperry is definitely going to be a highly-ranked four-star prospect in my mind and it was smart for the Sooners to prioritize him. It has led to a commitment and Oklahoma football has another potential long-term starter, even if he’s still a year and a half away from signing.
Missouri football lands Daniel Kaelin, a key domino in 2024
Missouri football won’t have to wait that long to sign its quarterback commitment from Monday as 2024 signal-caller Daniel Kaelin, one of the top recruits in the state of Nebraska in the 2024 college football recruiting class, pledged to the Tigers.
Kaelin is listed as a three-star prospect according to the 247 sports composite rankings, but he’s ranked in the top 500 overall and is 494th overall, as well as 30th among QBs in 2024.
Kaelin is 6-foot-2, 198 pounds. He’s a pro-style quarterback and is the No. 4 recruit in the state of Nebraska. North Carolina was also in the mix and got a crystal ball last week for Kaelin. Yet, Missouri football hosted him over the weekend and was able to seal the deal.
The quarterback became a top priority for Eli Drinkwitz. Nebraska offered him but with the Huskers focusing on Dylan Raiola, Kaelin was less of a priority. Kansas State, Colorado, Miami, Florida State, Kansas, Virginia, Vanderbilt, and a slew of other programs were also on his offer list.
Missouri football was able to take advantage of the fact that the in-state program, Nebraska, was focused elsewhere, although Matt Rhule did tell Kaelin he didn’t want him to leave the state. However, that was also when Dylan Raiola was still committed to Ohio State.
So this is a big get for Missouri, especially with North Carolina making a strong push for a commitment. That being said, if Raiola doesn’t wind up at Nebraska, I could definitely see the Huskers circling back to try and flip him.
But with the way Missouri football has prioritized him, that’s going to be hard to do and in Kaelin, the Tigers are getting a guy with QB1 potential down the road. He’s also got a good shot in my opinion to be a composite four-star QB by the time signing day rolls around for the 2024 college football recruiting class.