The Oklahoma Sooners are still in pretty good shape with 2019 recruiting, but a fairly prominent member of the class is now looking looking elsewhere. Richmond (TX) Fort Bend Bush WR Arjei Henderson has announced that he has reopened his recruitment.
I would like to thank the University of Oklahoma for all the drive and support throughout this process. It wasn’t an easy decision. With that being said i will be re-opening my recruitment. I am now open to all schools!— Hendi™ (@king_hendi) November 26, 2018
If you’ve followed his recruitment, you’re aware that this has been a bit of a roundabout process for the four-star receiver. After committing to Oklahoma in February of 2017 (along with Theo Wease as sophomores in high school) and announcing a de-commitment two months later, he announced a commitment to Oregon only to back off in November. Things then began to pick back up between Henderson and Oklahoma, resulting in another commitment announcement prior to the 2018 Spring Game.
Since then, there have been rumblings of academic issues, but it’s not quite clear what specifically led to today’s announcement. Regardless, I hope he’s able to land in a good spot. As far as the Sooners are concerned, they should be just fine with 2019 commits Theo Wease and Trejan Bridges, and there is now a spot available for another talented receiver to enter the fold. That’ll be a fun storyline to track as the cycle begins to wind down.
Oklahoma class currently has 17 commitments and sits at No. 9 nationally in the 247Composite Team Rankings.