After Cameron Rising’s flip to Texas back in April, folks weren’t sure where or when the Oklahoma Sooners would find a quarterback for the 2018 class. The answer finally came on June 1 when Waco Midway QB Tanner Mordecai announced his intention to play college football in Norman. Mordecai has now made it official by signing a National Letter of Intent with OU.
Tanner, the next chapter begins now -— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) December 20, 2017
Welcome to the fam! #ST2K18 #BoomerSooner @t_mordecaihttps://t.co/jrqj3fFSu8 pic.twitter.com/xM1KQ0OeYX
The four-star prospect is listed as the No. 15 dual-theat quarterback and the No. 302 overall player in the 247Composite Rankings. Before committing to Oklahoma, Mordecai had received offers from Baylor, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and others.
Mordecai definitely has a bit of swagger to him, which is a welcome sight to Oklahoma fans that are accustomed to watching Baker Mayfield. His teammates definitely feed off of his energy and effort. In addition to all of that, he’s a really talented player who has the ability to escape pressure and improvise. Sound familiar?
As is usually the case with QBs, he’ll likely have to wait his turn to make a real impact. However, he should be a really fun player to watch if his number is called at some point. I’m a big fan of what this guy could bring to the table, and I’m not alone.
Mordecai has had an incredible senior season, which will culminate on Saturday night when his team plays for a state championship at JerryWorld.
2 drives, 2 TDS for #BoomerSooner 2018 quarterback commit Waco Midway’s Tanner Mordecai. pic.twitter.com/51l2FlVjey— John Shinn (@john_shinn) December 10, 2017