The Oklahoma Sooners are putting together a potentially elite offensive recruiting class in the 2019 cycle, but things are starting to look pretty rosy on the defensive side, as well. Kerry Cooks has gone into SEC country and secured a commitment from four-star cornerback Woodi Washington, who has chosen OU over Ohio State and others.
100% Committed to The University of Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/ZhKmztUb7v— Woodi Washington‼️ (@WashingtonWoodi) July 6, 2018
Washington, who is a standout at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is listed as the No. 182 overall player and No. 20 CB according to the 247Composite Rankings. He has a chance to be the second OU signee from the Volunteer State in as many years, as OU was able to sign Memphis ATH/WR Kundarrius Taylor in the 2018 cycle.
Washington is Oklahoma’s first CB commitment in the cycle, but there’s a chance he could have company later in the month. Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas four-star CB Jaden Davis is scheduled to announce his commitment on July 18, and OU is the heavy favorite to add him to its class. Both players participated at The Opening Finals this past week, and Washington was a member of Team Boomin’, which fell to the team of other OU commits in the final game of the 7-on-7 competition.
Oklahoma now has 15 commitments in the 2019 class, including seven on defense. Of the seven defensive commitments, four are four-star prospects. The class now ranks fourth nationally in the 247Composite team rankings despite having fewer commits than the other highly-ranked classes. The class also ranks third in the Rivals team rankings.