A positive development for the future of the quarterback position seems to have unfolded, as the Oklahoma Sooners have received a commitment from 2019 quarterback prospect Spencer Rattler. Rattler is listed as the No. 3 pro-style QB in the 2019 247 Composite rankings, and he’s the eighth commitment of the Lincoln Riley Era (and second for the 2019 class).
C O M M I T T E D ‼️— Spencer Rattler (@SpencerRattler) June 27, 2017
I want to thank God, my family, and my coaches for guiding me through this process and giving me this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/5cdXu6N4Pg
The gunslinger from Phoenix (Pinnacle HS) is considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in his class, and for good reason. The kid has a great arm and pretty good athleticism, so Lincoln Riley has to be excited about the potential opportunity to mold this talented player into a superstar. Programs such as Alabama, Arizona State, Miami, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA feel the same way about Rattler, but it’ll now be an uphill battle for those schools to earn a signature from him.
Rattler was in Norman for a visit earlier this month, and it obviously went well. Hell, even Bob Stoops was there to sell him on the program!
Had a GREAT visit @ OU today ‼️extremely excited pic.twitter.com/L8WXgGJtt6— Spencer Rattler (@SpencerRattler) June 19, 2017
Now, I know what all of you are thinking — this kid is a 2019 prospect! The recruiting battle is far from over here. Look what happened with Cameron Rising!
I know, I know. But this at least tells you where things stand in his recruitment, and it’s perfectly fine to be cautiously optimistic from time to time. It’s clear that he likes Lincoln Riley and the prospect of leading the Oklahoma offense. With Riley now entrenched at Oklahoma, it’s safe to say that OU’s chances of eventually signing the guy are pretty solid. Until then, feel free to be paranoid or cynical. Nobody will blame you for it!
Finally, let’s acknowledge the name. His name is Spencer RATTLER and he’s from ARIZONA. How perfect is that?! OU is also in the running for 2019 TE Grayson Boomer (though Austin Stogner’s commitment may throw a wrench into that), so OU’s 2019 class could be the best in a while as far as names are concerned.