2018 QB prospect Tanner Mordecai already touted offers from Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and, as of this past weekend, Georgia. Well, it now appears that the Oklahoma Sooners have entered the fray.
I'm blessed to receive an offer from Oklahoma! @air14football pic.twitter.com/lp00kyURtO— Tanner Mordecai (@t_mordecai) May 10, 2017
The Waco native is listed as the No. 14 dual-threat QB in the 247 Composite rankings. However, ‘dual-threat’ is probably a bit of a misleading label for this guy, as he isn’t exactly a dangerous runner. He seems pretty decent as a scrambler, but this guy’s future will primarily be confined to the pocket.
Mordecai’s arm strength isn’t exactly at the elite level, but I will say that he shows some nice touch on throws. All in all, I think the three-star grade is pretty fair for him at the moment. That’s not to say, however, that he doesn’t have the potential to be a very good college QB.
This is Oklahoma’s second QB offer since the defection of Cameron Rising from OU’s 2018 class. If the Sooners could have their pick of the two, it’s safe to assume it would be four-star Fresno QB Adrian Martinez. But how long are the Sooners willing to wait for a commitment at the position? Expect offers to keep going out until someone finally pulls the trigger. Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to see how QB recruiting unfolds for OU in this recruiting cycle.
One thing to note is that Mordecai is part of Kevin Murray’s QB academy. Kevin Murray, of course, is the father of Kyler Murray.
The Sooners received a bit of negative news on the trail last evening, as big-time WR prospect Joshua Moore excluded OU (and thankfully Texas) from his top five schools after previously including him in a list of seven. This is somewhat disappointing, but it isn’t exactly an earth-shattering development. Lincoln Riley’s offensive scheme was keeping the Sooners in the race for a while, but it always seemed like an uphill battle. Texas A&M — where his brother, Jordan, is already committed — is the likely favorite moving forward, but don’t sleep on Florida State or Nebraska. Anyway, whoever signs him is getting one hell of a playmaker.