As the primary recruiting writer here at LandGrant Gauntlet dot com, I feel that I need to make a statement on Oklahoma’s vicious attack of recruiting writers all over the country. The Sooners have been antagonizing us for weeks now, landing a whopping seven commits in a week from April 13 to the 21st, and just when we thought the onslaught had ended, Lincoln Riley and his malicious team of recruiters strike again. The latest attack comes in the form of Allen, Texas guard EJ Ndama-Ogar, the Sooners eighth overall commitment this month.
— EJ Ndoma-Ogar (@IHOP_75) April 25, 2018
THE NDOMA-OGAR FILE
Ndama-Ogar is the 11th member of Oklahoma’s top ranked 2019 class, and the first offensive lineman. One of the top guards in the country, Ndama was Oklahoma’s top offensive line priority for 2019. I don’t expect this to be a full, five man offensive line class, and locking up Ndama-Ogar this early is a huge deal for the Sooners.
Ndama-Ogar picked Oklahoma over 38 other offers, from schools like Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, USC, and Washington, among many others. There’s a reason so many schools coveted the 6-foot-3, 325 pound guard, and to land him over all those schools is a big win for Riley and company.
On the field, Ndoma-Ogar is an utterly dominant mauler, with a serious mean streak, a ton of strength, and a ton of versatility. He’s pretty raw in terms of actual technical skill at this point, but with Bill Bedenbaugh coaching him up, I think he’ll be just fine in Norman. The Sooners likely have a future star on their hands, and when looking at this kid’s ceiling, future first round pick seems extremely reasonable.