After years of overlooking diamonds in the rough and missing out on larger prospects, the Oklahoma Sooners have finally earned a commitment from Oklahoma City’s Millwood High School as 2019 running back Marcus Major has announced his decision to continue his career and education in Norman. The four-star back has chosen OU over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas and USC.
Im Staying Home. #BoomerSooner #NewWave19 pic.twitter.com/UaYRa4Wtsj— MDMJ…$5￼ (@Md24jr) July 1, 2018
Major was a relative unknown on the recruiting scene until his junior season. After switching to running back, Major rushed for 23 touchdowns and averaged over 10 yards per carry in 2017, and once the tape got out, the offers started flying in. Since the fall, Major has gone from being an unranked prospect to the No. 331 overall player in the country. It’s reasonable to expect that stock to keep rising.
Prior to the commitment, Oklahoma was without a running back in its 2019 class. Oklahoma previously held a commitment from four-star back Isaiah Spiller, but the four-star back out of Spring, Texas, announced his recommitment back in early April. Oklahoma will likely look to add one more back to the class before all is said and done.
Major, who excels as a track athlete in the 100m, 200m and relays for Millwood, is fast enough to take it to the house, agile enough to make you miss and big enough (about 6’0”, 200) to hold his own between the tackles. He also excels as a receiver, making him a solid fit for Lincoln Riley’s offense.
Oklahoma’s 2019 class now has eight offensive commitments and 14 overall. On offense, Major joins the nation’s No. 1 QB (Spencer Rattler), three elite WRs (Theo Wease, Arjei Henderson and Trejan Bridges), one of the nation’s top tight ends (Austin Stogner), and DFW offensive linemen EJ Ndoma-Ogar and Marcus Alexander. The first six players on that list are currently at The Opening Finals in Dallas, so it’s safe to say this offensive class stacks up with any out there. Major also represents the OU first commitment in this cycle from a player who already calls the Sooner State home.