Tulsa Union defensive tackle Jordan Kelley has committed to the Sooners from Dallas, where he attended a UA All-America camp over the weekend. Kelley tweeted on Wednesday that he had narrowed his list to OU, OSU and TCU and would be committing during the showcase.
The announcement comes as no surprise for the talented three-star lineman, who plays with recent Sooners commit Patrick Fields.
At 6-4, 290 pounds, Kelley is big enough in high school to simply push interior linemen into the backfield and bring down running backs with his arms. He’ll have to add some moves to be a successful pass-rusher in the college ranks, but he can definitely be a run-stopping presence for the Sooners right out of the gate. And after playing both tackle and end roles in Union’s 3-4, he’s versatile enough to go wherever the Sooners need him.
Yesterday, the Sooners added running back T.J. Pledger to the class, and appear to be gathering steam after a few weeks of quiet.
Hopefully, Kelley can be the spearhead of a talented (and much needed) defensive line class for Calvin Thibodeaux and the Sooners. His commitment comes just over a month after Oklahoma offered him at Junior Day, and OU fans should be excited by how much the in-state talent wants to be here and how hard guys like Patrick Fields are working to get them on campus.