Oklahoma’s 2019 class is shaping up to be a good one, but the efforts took a bit of a hit on Monday when three-star defensive tackle Derek Green announced that he was no longer committed to the program. In the following tweet, Green cites “family issues” as the reason for the decision:
February 26, 2018
The Jacksonville, N.C., native originally committed to Oklahoma shortly after receiving an offer back in November. Since then, his recruitment has picked up in the form of offers from Georgia and Tennessee. Green is currently listed as the No. 35 defensive tackle in the country per the 247Composite Rankings.
So where will Oklahoma Sooners go from here at the position? There are definitely some decent targets on the radar, including Faatui Tuitele, a five-star DT prospect from Honolulu who has previously stated that he plans to visit Norman this spring. Sua’ava Poti and Carl Williams are a couple of other names to remember at the moment. Regardless, Green is a promising young player with exceptional size and strength, and he was certainly a nice component of the class despite the fact that he wasn’t a highly-ranked prospect.
However, Oklahoma’s 2019 class is still looking pretty solid. The class is currently ranked No. 7 in the 247 Team Rankings (based on composite player rankings) and No. 5 in the Rivals rankings.