Oklahoma has been searching for a point guard for some time now. They brought in Sam Grooms who has been excellent in ball protection but has yet to find his shot. The fact that he will be a senior this upcoming season means that Lon Kruger and the Oklahoma Sooners will need to find someone to fill his shoes. Sure, the Sooners have a handful of players who are capable. However, it will require a player to play outside of their natural position.
Welcome Jordan Woodard to the scene as the focal point.
Stevie Clark was the top prospect in the state of Oklahoma until he transferred from Douglass High School in Oklahoma City to Quest Prep Academy in Las Vegas. With the transfer, the focus of quickly shifted to another in-state prospect in Edmond Memorial's point guard, Jordan Woodard who is considering Oklahoma, Stanford, and Memphis.
I was lucky enough to catch a live stream of the announcement before the maximum number of viewers was hit. And I am proud to tell you, Woodard has committed to....OKLAHOMA!!!
In an attempt to put the recruiting process behind him so as to focus on his senior year of high school as well as his senior season, Woodard planned on committing early. After winning a state title, Edmond Memorial was stopped short of defending their title last season by Tulsa Union. Now, the chance to leave a legacy is on the line as Jordan hopes to make a third straight appearance in the State Championship Game. With the commitment coming before the start of the season, it allows Woodard to jump on the early signing date of November 14th.
Lon Kruger has done an excellent job of making contact with in-state recruits early. Oklahoma finds themselves first in line to hand out offers and it has certainly paid off.