While many of us are quarantined and filling our days with new things to do, Lincoln Riley never stops recruiting. One set of the three eyeball emojis tweeted by Lincoln has been revealed, as Choctaw, Okla. defensive back Jordan Mukes announced his commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners Monday evening.
Mukes visited campus in January and was offered by the Oklahoma staff on March 24. During his recruiting process, he’s also been pursued by Arkansas, Iowa State, Missouri, Kansas State and others.
#Commited After great conversation with family and coaches I will be deciding to stay home. @LincolnRiley @CoachGrinch @CoachRoyM @JakeCorbin @1COACH_CARTER @Cam_Jourdan @BrandonDrumm247 @Josh_Scoop @okprepstv pic.twitter.com/BIMDInt24T— JORDAN#2 (@JordanMukes2) March 31, 2020
As has been said since Alex Grinch arrived on campus, Jordan Mukes is the exact prototype he wants in his defense. As a defensive back that can play both cornerback and safety, Mukes’ frame is a long and athletic 6’4”, 192 lbs. going into his senior year. Mukes may not have blazing speed, but his length and athleticism are off the charts, which is as vital to Grinch’s “Speed D” as anything else.
Mukes is now OU’s fourth commit for the 2021 recruiting cycle, and it’s still very early for what is likely going to be an odd recruiting year for all schools in the NCAA. Currently, according to 247Sports Composite, Mukes is rated as a three-star player while being the No. 27 safety and No. 8 Oklahoman prospect. I would take his current national standing with a grain of salt, as I expect his stock to rise with the more evaluations he gets during the pending 2020 football season. I do expect Mukes to be a four-star athlete by the time he signs his National Letter of Intent, and his length and frame are things that cannot be ignored by all of the high-caliber defensive coordinators in the country.