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Early Signing Period 2019: 4-star EDGE Joseph Weté signs with Oklahoma

The Washington D.C. pass rusher is Oklahoma’s highest rated defensive signee.

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The Oklahoma Sooners were the last school to offer 4-star EDGE rusher Joseph Weté back in February, but two months after taking an official visit during the Spring Game, the talented Washington D.C. product made his verbal commitment to the Crimson & Cream. On Wednesday, he made it official with a signed National Letter of Intent.

Weté was the second to sign this morning.

Weté, an Under Armour All-American, is the top player in the D.C. area, the nation’s 11th-ranked weakside defensive end, and is ranked 175th overall. He held offers from the likes of Florida, Georgia and Michigan among others, and is Oklahoma’s highest rated defensive signee in the class of 2019. At 6’4” and 220 pounds, it’s hard not to be excited about his potential after a year to bulk up in a collegiate weight room. It’s even more exciting to think about after watching his film. He’s a relentless pass rusher, and he’s able to eclipse passing lanes with his tall frame.

This season, Ronnie Perkins made a big impact as a true freshman. Weté could have a similar impact as a rookie because of his quick feet and supreme length. What’s positive for Oklahoma is that depth in his spot should be solid going into next season, barring any unforeseen attrition, so Weté won’t be relied upon right away, allowing him to slowly grow used to the speed of the college game. Being from the DMV area, and given his body type, one could make the natural comparison to former Sooner Charles Tapper. Now that might be unfair because Tapper was an absolute freak, athletically-speaking, but Weté certainly has the physical foundation to develop into an All-Big 12 caliber player.

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