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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Five-star QB Caleb Williams releases top 3, OU DE Isaiah Thomas mistaken for Isiah Thomas, and more!

Oklahoma defensive end Isaiah Thomas has been receiving some Twitter flack following airings of “The Last Dance”.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - LSU v Oklahoma Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Happy Monday, friends and fans! May the Fourth be with you!

Class of 2021 five-star QB Caleb Williams out of Washington, D.C. has narrowed his list of potential college destinations to three, and the Oklahoma Sooners have unsurprisingly made the cut. This news was to be expected, as Lincoln Riley and the OU family has developed a strong connection with the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect over the past several months.

Along with Oklahoma, the LSU Tigers and Maryland Terrapins round out this dual threat QB’s top three, while the Clemson Tigers and Penn State Nittany Lions were left on the outside looking in. As the fifth-highest rated recruit in the 2021 class with a 247Sports composite rating of .9975, landing a commitment from Williams would be OU’s biggest coup on the recruiting trail (on paper) since signing Adrian Peterson and Rhett Bomar in 2004.

For more on Williams’ experiences throughout his exciting recruiting process, check out his weekly blog as part of Sports Illustrated’s ‘All on the Line’ series.

Now onto this week’s Monday edition of Hot Links! Oklahoma should field one of the most talented squads in 2020, OU’s IT asks that you stay out of his DMs, KD could be back on the floor for the Nets and more!

OU Links

  • Using the 247Sports recruiting rankings, Oklahoma should have one of the 10 most talented rosters in 2020, according to Brad Crawford.
  • It’s Finals Week at the University of Oklahoma, and over at SI’s AllSooners, John Hoover recently wrote about the 10 early enrollees and how drastically different their first semester at OU has been compared to the normal progression of the process.
  • ESPN’s Bill Connelly writes that the spread offense has completely taken over as the go-to approach for moving the ball and scoring points in college football. Since it began taking shape, Oklahoma has found itself at the cutting edge of its evolution at every turn. From Mike Leach and Kevin Wilson to Lincoln Riley, it’s a mode that’s even redefining the ‘pro-style’ offense.
  • After Sunday night’s episodes of ‘The Last Dance’ aired, many people apparently sent their hate mail to Sooners redshirt junior DE Isaiah Thomas, thinking he was the Hall of Fame point guard for the Detroit Pistons. It’s actually kind of hilarious, but c’mon, people. While we’re at it, please note that Orlando Brown Jr. is not the same Orlando Brown who starred in “That’s So Raven”.
  • The older brother of former OU All-American basketball star Stacey King passed away over the weekend due to complications from COVID-19. Sooner Nation’s thoughts are with the King family.
  • On Sunday evening, a drive-by parade was held in honor of the healthcare professionals at OU Medicine. Oklahomans showed their support for those on the front lines with signs of thanks and appreciation. Amazing work on everyone’s part. Boomer!

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