For years, the Oklahoma Sooners have incorporated the tight end position to add an offensive dimension that’s proven difficult to contain, and with the signing of four-star TE Jalin Conyers, that trend looks to continue. On Wednesday, the dynamic athlete out of Gruver, Texas signed his National Letter of Intent.
Gruver is a small town located near the border between the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. That’s where the OU coaching staff found Conyers — the No. 28 recruit in Texas, the No. 4 tight end and the No. 188 overall player nationally. Besides Oklahoma, the 6’4”, 220 pound prospect also held offers from several other elite programs such as Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and more.
Conyers’ frame is comparable to current Sooners TE/HB Brayden Willis, though possibly an inch taller. Shane Beamer has done a good job finding where to put his guys on the field, so for someone with as much talent as this HS All-American, finding the right fit shouldn’t be a problem. Now what stands out on tape is his sheer size and speed advantage against mostly helpless defenders. Coming from the 2A class, there will likely be an adjustment period once he gets to college since he won’t be able to win one-on-ones with his height and strength, alone. On the flipside, playing against inferior competition allowed him to explore several positions on both sides of the ball, showing he can adjust his game to his team’s needs.
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