Oklahoma has received some future depth on the defensive line, as it has been reported that former Notre Dame defensive end Grant Blankenship will be continuing his education at Oklahoma.
Blankenship is a native of The Colony, Texas, and was courted by the Sooners during the 2014 recruiting cycle. He’ll be able to take the field in 2017 and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Out of high school, he was rated as the No. 14 strong-side defensive and as the No. 268 player nationally in the 247 Composite Rankings. Ironically, he was recruited to Notre Dame by current Oklahoma defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks.
The defensive end had a bit of a rocky end to his time in South Bend, as he only recorded just one tackle in three games as a sophomore before being suspended from the team in the spring. It doesn’t appear that OU will be losing a ton of depth at DE or OLB a year from now, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can carve out a spot in the rotation.