On Saturday afternoon, former 2018 commit Treveon Johnson announced that he would not be signing with the Oklahoma Sooners on Feb. 7. On Monday morning, 2018 RB Tavion Thomas made a similar announcement.
Hardest decision ever . pic.twitter.com/UsOi3cRTI5— lackofworries (@tavionthomas937) January 29, 2018
As many of you have likely heard, this isn’t a situation in which Oklahoma fell out of favor with the recruit. Thomas didn’t sign in December, and the particular roadblock that kept him from doing so appears to still be present. He recently announced an offer from East Mississippi Community College (of Netflix fame), so there’s a good chance he takes that type of route. At any rate, we wish him the best and hope he’s able to find success elsewhere. He certainly has the talent to succeed wherever he ends up.
Oklahoma currently has five backs on campus this spring, so the Sooners won’t be hurting for depth in the short term. However, Rodney Anderson could very likely depart for the NFL after 2018 and Marcelias Sutton is a senior, so the 2019 class is going to be crucial at the position. The Sooners currently have a commitment from four-star 2019 back Isaiah Spiller, but expect Oklahoma to add at least one more back in that class.