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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 4-Star WR Charleston Rambo Signs with Sooners

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The longtime commit from Cedar Hill (Tex.) is an explosive deep threat that should have Sooner Nation pumped for years to come.

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Sooner Nation just gained an exciting playmaker along with a potential member of the All-Name Team as four-star wide receiver Charleston Rambo made it official with Oklahoma. Originally committed since last March, the tall, explosive deep threat will be an excellent fit in the high-octane Oklahoma offense. The 6-2, 170-pound, speedster chose to stick with the Sooners despite fellow Texas high school receiver and friend Jalen Reagor flipping his commitment to TCU last October and along with the Horned Frogs, turned down offers from Florida, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas, among countless others.

How He Fits In

Of the major ‘crootin’ services, Rivals is the highest on Rambo, ranking him the 12th best wide receiver and 97th overall player in the country. A taller, lanky version of Jalen Saunders, Rambo will need some time in the weight room but has the perfect skill set to thrive in a long line of exceptional Sooner pass catchers. He is a long strider and has an uncanny knack for finding space. He displays excellent hands, footwork and focus in following through with even the toughest of catches.

Rambo has shown very good ability to high-point the ball, maybe not as explosively as fellow four-star commit CeeDee Lamb out of Richmond, Texas, but has the potential to become an excellent jump-ball receiver at the next level. The Sooners could utilize his talents on the outside and inside, given his speed and sharp route-running ability. He is quick off the line and shows deceptive strength in avoiding being jammed by opposing defensive backs, and can run any route with precision and assertiveness.

A fluid open-space runner, Rambo rarely seems to make waste of steps, a la Ryan Broyles only with more size and speed. As aforementioned, he still has much room to add weight to his frame, especially to see the field in this offense as a blocker. If Rambo is able to develop that part of his game, he is another dangerous, big-play threat waiting to happen for years to come, especially when teaming with early enrollees Marquise Brown in the slot and tight end Grant Calcaterra.