The Oklahoma Sooners received their second commitment of the 2020 class on Monday evening, as four-star Colleyville (Texas) Heritage athlete Drew Sanders announced his intention to play college football at the University of Oklahoma.
Extremely proud to announce my commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners! Thank you Coach Riley and Coach Gundy for the opportunity. Can't wait to be part of the Sooner Family! #BoomerSooner #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/ow0rf6L5kY— Drew Sanders (@Drew_16Sanders) November 14, 2017
What position will Sanders play at the next level? Well, that’s not exactly set in stone. If you’re going by Oklahoma’s graphic (seen above), it appears that they see him as a tight end at this point. However, the 6’5”, 210-pound playmaker is also listed as an outside linebacker or even a dual-threat QB by some services. What is obviously apparent is that he has an enormous ceiling as a football player, and his current offer list is evidence of how highly schools already think of him. As only a sophomore in high school, he already has offers from Baylor, Georgia, Oregon and TCU.
Sanders is ranked as the No. 7 overall player in the state of Texas for 2020, and he joins four-star running back Jase McClellan (No. 1 2020 recruit in Texas) as one of two members of Oklahoma’s class. With so many elite 2019 and 2020 prospects already committed, it’s obvious that Riley is taking a very proactive approach to recruiting, and I think that’s certainly an encouraging sign for the future of the program. It’s very early in the process for those guys, but this is at least a great barometer of how things have been going out there on the trail.