The Oklahoma Sooners are in the process of constructing an elite offensive class in the 2019 recruiting cycle. However, there appears to be a bit of a hiccup as four-star Spring (Texas) Klein Collins running back Isaiah Spiller announced his decision to decommit from the program.
Spiller was previously Oklahoma’s lone running back commitment in the 2019 class, and his decision, while unfortunate for OU, isn’t an enormous surprise. Spiller is the son of a former Texas A&M tight end Fred Spiller, and the son has been flirting with his father’s alma mater for quite some time. While I don’t believe the door is completely shut here, it appears unlikely that he will ever hop back on board. I think most would be somewhat surprised if he doesn’t sign with the Aggies.
Oklahoma is still a major player (no pun intended) for a number of big-time backs. In fact, the position can still end up being one of the strengths of OU’s 2019 class when all is said and done. Millwood running back Marcus Major has received a ton of high-profile offers since receiving one from OU, and the Sooners will be one of the primary contenders in that race ‘til the bitter end. Major is still flying under the radar with the recruiting services, but don’t expect that to be the case for long, as he still only has one season of running back experience under his belt.
OU is also still in the running for elite IMG RB Noah Cain, and the Sooners have plenty of help on that front in the form of IMG alums TJ Pledger and Bookie Radley-Hiles. 2019 QB commit Spencer Rattler is also chipping in, as he stated in a recent Q&A with RJ Young. Another name to remember is Devyn Ford, a Virginia native who is also high on Ohio State and Penn State.
With this news, I would also expect OU to emerge as a major player for a number of other targets at the position.
Anyway, Spiller is a really nice player who has all of the tools to succeed at the next level, and we wish him the best in the future. OU, on the other hand, will be just fine in their own right, as the Sooners traditionally don’t have too much trouble attracting talented running backs.