Linebacker Levi Draper and running back Trey Sermon have each signed a letter of intent and will enroll at OU for the spring semester.
Draper, a Collinsville, Okla., native who signed with Oklahoma on Wednesday, is listed as the No. 4 inside linebacker and No. 118 overall player in the country (247 Composite), and he’s received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Texas A&M. He was originally committed to Oklahoma State, but he decided to flip to Oklahoma back in December of 2015.
Draper is exactly what Oklahoma needs at inside linebacker -- a guy with the necessary size and strength to plug up holes in the middle.
Sermon, who signed with Oklahoma on Thursday, hails from Marietta, Ga., which is part of Greater Atlanta and SEC country. The No. 10 running back in the country obviously fielded some offers from SEC schools, including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Despite all of the local attention, Sermon committed to the Sooners in April and hasn’t wavered since.
As you can see, Sermon is a high schooler in a grown man’s body. The Sooners have plenty of quick backs lined up for the future, but a guy line Sermon will be needed once Samaje Perine is gone. When an offense is able to spread the field and utilize speedy targets on the outside, having a battering ram at running back makes that team nearly impossible to stop. As you can also see, Sermon isn’t just a power back. The man can do it all.