After hosting its second Junior Day of the 2018 offseason, the Oklahoma Sooners received a commitment from rising 2019 defensive end prospect Kori Roberson of Manvel, Texas.
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The three-star DE still isn’t a highly-touted guy at this point, but his recruitment has slowly picked up some steam in recent weeks. After receiving offers from a number of G5 programs in late January, Oklahoma came in with an offer on Feb. 5 - just one day after Roberson attended Texas A&M’s Junior Day. Just days before this weekend’s visit to Norman, the Arizona Wildcats came in with an offer of their own.
Roberson is a big, strong kid who causes a lot of disruption at the line of scrimmage against 6A-2 competition in the state of Texas, and it’s easy to see why the staff is a fan of his. Needless to say, Oklahoma was wise to get on top of things early. I’d expect plenty of other big-time programs to come calling between now and next winter, but this is yet another huge recruiting victory for Calvin Thibodeaux.
Oklahoma now has six commitments in the 2019 class, including two on the defensive line. Roberson joins four-star QB Spencer Rattler, four-star RB Isaiah Spiller, four-star WR and fellow Junior Day visitor Trejan Bridges, four-star TE Austin Stogner and three-star DT Derek Green in class that currently sits at No. 4 in the 247Sports Team Rankings. With official visits now being allowing in the spring, I’d expect this class to continue to take shape and grow much larger in the coming months. It’s obviously very early in this process, but Oklahoma is in the running for an especially high number of talented prospects in this cycle. The staff has a lot of momentum on the recruiting front and it’s very reasonable to expect these guys to sign an elite class when it’s all said and done.