Oklahoma has landed a prized commitment from 2018 quarterback Cameron Rising out of Newbury Park, California. Rising is ranked as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and holds offers from Alabama, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and UCLA. This is another huge recruiting victory at the position for Lincoln Riley, who has managed to snag Austin Kendall and Chris Robison in the 2016 and 2017 classes, respectively.
However, this means that 2018 Southmoore (Moore, OK) product and OU legacy Casey Thompson is left looking elsewhere. With both quarterbacks holding offers from the Sooners, it appears that it was just a matter of Rising pulling the trigger before Thompson.
As far as Rising is concerned, it’s apparent that the arm talent is there. He doesn’t just throw a ball deep - he throws a good deep ball (like Jason White used to do). Anyway, OU has recruited the position very well even before Riley came in. It seems like we get a highly-touted quarterback every year, it’s just a matter of developing them. I trust Riley in the latter respect.