Oklahoma recruiting: Austin Stogner plans official visit for Sooners’ spring game

Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news and notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition, we look back on the week in recruiting with the Sooners adding official visits for the spring game. That group includes 4-star tight end and Oklahoma commit 4-star tight end, Austin Stogner.

Where Oklahoma’s class ranks

The Sooners commitment list for the 2019 class remained at five this week. Oklahoma remains at No. 8 in the 247Sports composite ranking for the third straight week. The Sooners still have the Big 12 Conference’s top class. Four of the five commitments carry a 4-star ranking.

The latest news

The Sooners are on spring break, but continue to build toward their first major recruiting weekend of the 2018 calendar. The Sooners will host official visits at the spring game on April 14. Tight end commit Austin Stogner told DieHards on Thursday that he would take his official visit that weekend.

“And it’s the only visit I’m going to take to any school,” he added, reiterating that he’s fully committed to the Sooners.

Here are the prospects who’ve publicly announced they will take official visits to Norman that weekend.

• 5-star CB Chris Steele, St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)

• 5-star WR Jadon Haselwood, Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.)

• 4-star WR Theo Wease, Allen (Allen, Texas)

• 4-star WR Arjei Henderson, Fort Bend Travis (Richmond, Texas)

• 4-star TE Austin Stogner, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) Oklahoma commit

• 4-star DE Marcus Stripling, Mayde Creek (Houston)

• 4-star CB Jaden Davis, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

• 4-star S Jamal Morris, Fort Bend Bush (Richmond, Texas)

• 4-star OT Michael Tarquin, Belleview (Belleview, Fla.)

• 3-star S Jarrian Jones, Northwest Rankin (Flowood, Miss.)

The Sooners also extended another offer this week. Five-star defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele (St. Louis School, Honolulu) picked up an offer after making an unofficial visit to Norman last week. Tuitele is the No. 24 overall player in the 2019 247Sports composite ranking and the No. 2 defensive tackle.

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Offers

Reported offers: 141
5-star offers: 18
4-star offers: 104
In-state recruits offered: 3
Texas recruits offered: 37
Florida recruits offered: 24
Georgia recruits offered: 14
California recruits offered: 14

Commits

QB Spencer Rattler, 4 stars, Pinnacle (Phoenix)

TE Austin Stogner, 4 stars, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)

WR Trejan Bridges, 4 stars, Hebron (Carrollton, Texas)

RB Isaiah Spiller, 4 stars, Klein Collins (Spring, Texas)

DE Kori Roberson, 3 stars, Manvel (Texas)

Top 5 uncommitted targets

5-star S Daxton Hill, Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)

The Sooners have offers out to 15 safeties, but Hill remains atop the wish list. The No. 27 overall player in the 247Sports composite ranking is the best player in Oklahoma and an elite prospect at a position of need. Defensive backs with his range don’t come along often much less in-state. Hill hasn’t given many indications where he’s leaning. He’s picked up 24 offers that total will keep going up. The Sooners are clearly in the running as the spring recruiting season begins. Hill is looking around. He took an unofficial visit to Michigan last weekend.

5-star T Kenyon Green, Atascocita (Humble, Texas)

Oklahoma is in the mix for the No. 1 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports composite ranking and the top tackle on the Sooners’ board. Green came up to Norman for Oklahoma’s Junior Day and seems likely to return this spring. Green released his top 10 this week. The Sooners were obviously in there. But Green has a large list of offers to go through.

4-star WR Theo Wease, Allen (Texas)

The top receiver on Oklahoma’s 2019 wish list is also the one in the Sooners’ top five that it should feel best about. The No. 30 player in the 247Sports composite ranking has been a constant presence in Norman the since the beginning of last season. He’s expected to take his official visit for the spring game on April 14. The Sooners could seal the deal with Wease then and hope becomes one of the leader of the class. There’s a feeling he will have an influence on the decision of receiver Arjei Henderson. Both were once committed to Oklahoma. If the Sooners land Wease, both could be again. They’ll visit Norman together. They’ve also planned official visits to Texas A&M the first weekend in April.

5-star CB Chris Steele, St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)

The Sooners always seem to grab at least one elite player out of California. Steele, the No. 29 player in the country, is 2019’s top target. He has a strong relationship with elite defensive back and California member of the 2018 class Brendan Radley-Hiles. Steele is set to make his official for the spring game, which is a month away. If Oklahoma can land him, this would have all the makings of a huge class. The trip to Norman is one of three official visits Steele has planned for April. He’ll also take trips to Louisville and LSU.

4-star CB Erick Young, Fort Bend Bush (Richmond, Texas)

The top cornerback in Texas and No. 97 player in the country. He has elite size for the position (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) and could offer tremendous versatility to any secondary. Young seemed impressed with his unofficial visit in February and is likely to return in the spring. One interesting note is that Young could be part of a packaged deal with 4-star cornerback Bobby Wolfe. The Sooners have targeted him as well. Wolfe de-committed from Texas A&M last week. Of course, the Sooners cast an enormous net for cornerbacks in this class. They’ve sent out 21 offers and there’s still nine months to go until the early signing period begins. However, there’s an ominous sign for Oklahoma. Young is skipping the Sooners’ spring game for an official visit to Texas A&M.

Position breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed in the class:

QB: 1/1 (Rattler)
RB: 1/2 (Spiller)
OL: 0/4
WR: 1/5 (Bridges)
TE: 1/1 (Stogner)
DL: 2/4 (Roberson)
ILB: 0/1
OLB: 0/2
CB: 0/3
S: 0/4

Geographical breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of Oklahoma commits by state:

Texas: 4 (Stogner, Bridges, Spiller, Roberson)
Arizona: 1 (Rattler)

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