The Oklahoma Sooners got some good news on Thursday when 2018 Houston (Cy Falls HS) cornerback Starrland Baldwin Jr. announced his commitment to OU via Twitter.
The Journey Starts Now !! pic.twitter.com/D0qvlYPamF— Starrland Baldwin Jr (@BaamBfam) May 12, 2017
The rising 5-10, 172-pound prospect chose Oklahoma over TCU, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Arizona, Arizona State and others.
Baldwin, who can also be a major threat in the return game, exhibits amazing body control and good speed. He’s very good at turning his head and tracking the ball at corner, and can juke out an entire high school team on returns. He muffed a punt, picked it up and took it home early in that clip, which won’t really fly at the next level, but it’s a prime example of his athleticism. Baldwin definitely has the potential to become one of OU’s trademark diamonds in the rough — the rough in this case being the overcrowded Houston recruiting scene.
After an ugly month of April, the Sooners appear to be back on the right track from a recruiting standpoint. Oklahoma needs to start making inroads with more Texas guys and stacking up some commits, and Baldwin might be able to speed up that process.