Recruiting giveth, and recruiting taketh away. No commitment is safe.
Mere hours after earning a commitment from 2019 four-star defensive end Joseph Weté, the Oklahoma Sooners were dealt a bit of a blow four-star safety Jarrian Jones announced that he had flipped to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. In his tweet, Jones cited his intention to stay in his home state.
Uno and Cino Back together again............. pic.twitter.com/yRMVYjfi7I— Jarrian Jones • (@7reasons1k) June 2, 2018
Jones was one of multiple spring game official visitors to announce a commitment to Oklahoma during that time period, but the appeal of staying home and representing his state has apparently swayed the Flowood, Miss., native. His decommitment brings OU back down to 11 commitments — including five on defense — for the 2019 class, which still ranks highly. Oklahoma already has a commitment from four-star safety Jamal Morris and is still in pursuit of highly-touted BTW safety Dax Hill. Additionally, Lawrenceville, Ga., four-star safety Jalyn Phillips included the Sooners in his top 5 earlier today. In short, Kerry Cooks and OU could still end up in pretty good shape at the position in this cycle.