The Oklahoma Sooners were already touting the nation’s top-ranked recruiting, but the group got even stronger when four-star offensive lineman EJ Ndoma-Ogar announced his commitment to OU on Wednesday morning. The Allen, Texas, prospect chose the Sooners over offers from Texas, Alabama and a number of others.
EJ Ndoma-Ogar has been on the radar of the Sooners for about as long his elite high school teammate — WR commit Theo Wease — and has had an OU offer for about a year. Additionally, he has a strong family connection to OU. His grandfather earned a degree from the university, and his older brother is currently working to earn a degree of his own.
Although he’s a highly-ranked prospect at guard (No. 10 guard and No. 169 overall in the 247Composite rankings), Ndoma-Ogar projects as someone who could also potentially be a center for OU in the future. At any rate, the big Allen Eagle is a nasty offensive lineman with a mean streak, and at 6’3” and 325 lbs., he’s someone who won’t need to make an enormous jump from a physical standpoint when he reaches the collegiate level.
Oklahoma now has 11 commitments in the class of 2019 and still holds the No. 1 class in both the 247Composite and Rivals Team Rankings. This is Bill Bedenbaugh’s first victory of 2019, and with his track record, it’s reasonable to expect another big OL class out of him. Ndoma-Ogar is OU’s sixth commitment on the offensive side of the ball, joining elite prospects Spencer Rattler (QB), Theo Wease (WR), Arjei Henderson (WR), Trejan Bridges (WR) and Austin Stogner (TE).