On Feb. 14, 2017, elite 2019 receivers Arjei Henderson and Theo Wease simultaneously announced commitments to the Oklahoma Sooners at one of the program’s Junior Day recruiting events. Only sophomores at the time, Henderson and Wease soon concluded that their decisions had been rushed, and both announced decommitments this past April. However, the Sooners are still right in contention for both prospects. In fact, Oklahoma made Henderson’s final cut on Tuesday, joining Alabama and Texas A&M in his top 3. The Texas Longhorns - who were long considered one of the frontrunners - are no longer in contention.
The Richmond (TX) Fort Bend Travis standout is the No. 8 WR in the country according to the 247Composite rankings but is listed as high as No. 2 at this position (and the No. 1 player in Texas) by Rivals. At 6’1” and about 180 pounds, Henderson isn’t huge but is supremely athletic and quite sure-handed. If you’re looking for a player comparison, fellow Richmond native and current OU standout CeeDee Lamb is someone who comes to mind for me.
Texas A&M is perceived to have a bit of momentum following his a trip to their Junior Day earlier this month, but the Sooners are slated to host him for an official visit and can easily win this race. Henderson plans to announce his commitment at some point this spring.
As has been said a number of times, the sky is the limit for Oklahoma as far a receiver recruiting is concerned in 2019. The Sooners are also in the running the aforementioned Theo Wease, five-star Georgia commit Jaden Haselwood and Lake Travis standout Garrett Wilson. OU is already on the board at the position and has been since elite WR Trejan Bridges committed in September of 2017.