The Sooners pursued several QB's earlier in this class, but after top target Torrance Gibson committed to Ohio State, most though the Sooners would be content with what they had returning at QB (Knight, Thomas, Hansen, and Mayfield). That was until Trevor Knight was injured in the game against the Bears. Before we speculate more on the Knight injury, lets help you get to know the player visiting this weekend.
That player is Chason Virgil of West Mesquite High School in Mesquite, TX. Chason check in at 6'1" 170lbs. and was previously committed to Miss. St. If you are not familiar with what happened with him and the Bulldogs, check out this article. Virgil holds offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Mizzou, Texas, ASU, and UCLA. The Sooners have not officially offered yet, but expect that to change after this weekend.
Bob Pryzbolo of Scout.com confirmed the visit via twitter earlier this morning
The most obvious question about the timing of this visit and soon to be offer is the future status of Trevor Knight. Neck injuries are serious and Trevor's health is of the utmost importance. Many have speculated that the sudden recruitment and offer of Virgil is tied to the possibility of Trevor Knight's future status with the Sooner football team. If the Sooners had to go in that route, having a 4th scholarship quaterback is important. The addition of a player like Virgil could clearly fill not only the possible hole in the roster, but give the Sooners a really talented QB.