Oklahoma might be the hottest team on the recruiting trail in the entire country right now. The Sooners have landed seven commitments since Tramonda Moore pulled the trigger back on June 18th. If you go back to the beginning of the month, Oklahoma has landed 11 recruits in total, with Tanner Mordecai starting the incredible run on June 1st. The month started with a quarterback, and while there may be a few more booms in store this month for the Sooners, it could end with a quarterback, as 2019 signal-caller Spencer Rattler committed today.
C O M M I T T E D ‼️🙌🏽
I want to thank God, my family, and my coaches for guiding me through this process and giving me this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/5cdXu6N4Pg
— Spencer Rattler (@SpencerRattler) June 27, 2017
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Rattler is the second commitment in Oklahoma’s 2019 class, along with tight end Austin Stogner, who committed last Friday. Rattler has been Oklahoma’s top quarterback target in 2019 for a long time, and the Phoenix product has been considered a heavy Oklahoma lean for multiple months now. Finally getting him on the board is a big deal for Lincoln Riley, who led the recruitment effort for Rattler.
Rattler picked Oklahoma over Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and Utah. He’s dropped a bit in the rankings recently, but we’re a long way from 2019 signing day, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he earned a fifth star before then. Rattler was on campus last weekend, and it was that visit that ultimately sold him. The last week has been spent getting things in order for his ultimate commitment to Oklahoma.
On the field, it’s easy to see why rattler may eventually get that fifth star. He doesn’t have great physical attributes (though he may get taller), but he’s a capable athlete. His best quality is his natural arm talent, and ability to lead. He was the starting quarterback on his varsity team as a freshman, and should continue to develop into a fantastic quarterback because of his work ethic. He’s accurate, and great on the run. He doesn’t have a ton of power, but he’s serviceable. He’ll need to work on his pocket presence at the next level, and luckily for him, Lincoln Riley is probably the best developer of quarterbacks in the business. His ceiling comparison is a combination of Marcus Mariota and Drew Brees.
Editor’s note: Sorry about the delay getting this up, we were having some technical difficulties. Everything is back up an running now, and we will have commitment articles flowing as usual. Make sure to keep an eye on our twitter, @the_LGG for any news coming from the Big 12 world, recruiting or otherwise.