The recent tribulations of Sooners recruiting continued on Saturday night, as 2018 QB commit Cameron Rising flipped his decision from Oklahoma to Texas in a twitter post.
Sooners fans have watched with some trepidation as Rising continued to take trips and keep his options open, but the announcement still comes as a surprise — especially since Oklahoma legacy Casey Thompson committed to UT earlier this month.
Rising was at the UT spring game, but he also attended OU’s the week before. Everything seemed more or less status-quo from the QB, who committed to OU way back in August 2016.
Rising, a four-star prospect from Newbury Park, Calif., is currently one of the ten best pro-style prospects in the 2018 class and would likely have had a clean shot at the OU starting job after his freshman season. Now, he’ll have to battle it out with the likes of Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger for several years.
Look, this is confusing. Especially so since UT ostensibly already has its 2018 guy. I don’t have any more information than you do, but if Thompson ends up flipping to Oklahoma at some point, that wouldn’t surprise me at all.
Rest assured, this is going to be the coaching staff’s No. 1 priority until there is another quarterback in the fold. Hopefully they aren’t as blindsided as we are by this news.