After hours of swirling rumors on message boards and twitter late last night, thanks in large part to Lincoln Riley’s traditional eyes emoji tweet when the Sooners land a recruit, 2019 Texas product Trejan Bridges pulled the trigger and committed to the Sooners just a few minutes ago. Bridges was on campus for Oklahoma’s game against UTEP on Saturday, a 56-7 win, alongside a myriad of other recruits, and after a few days of deliberation with his family, decided he was ready to join Oklahoma’s 2019 class.
— Trejan Bridges (@trejanbridges) September 5, 2017
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Bridges is the fourth commit in Oklahoma’s 2019 recruiting class, a class that currently sits at eighth in the country, and first in the Big 12. Each school above OU in the rankings has at least one more commit that Oklahoma, except for Michigan, which also holds four verbals. Interestingly enough, all four commits in the class for Oklahoma will ultimately be contributors in the passing game in Norman. Spencer Rattler is a quarterback, Austin Stogner is a tight end and Jeffrey Carter will likely end up at receiver, along with Bridges.
Bridges picked Oklahoma over 20 other offers, as he’s one of the most highly touted juniors in the nation. He held offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Utah, Wazzu and Wisconsin among others. Oklahoma was long thought of as being a heavy favorite, and thanks to a number of campus visits, and some hard work from Cale Gundy, Bridges is locked up early, which is good news for the Sooners.
I don’t do full scouting reports of underclassmen recruits, and because Bridges is just a junior, I’ll refrain from making definitive statements on his game because he still has growing to do, in both his game and physically. however, as of right now, Bridges is a consistent, sure-handed target that runs good routes and looks like a future number one target. He reminds me of Allen Robinson.