After a period of quiet on the recruiting trail, plots are slowly but surely beginning to thicken for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2021. Here’s where OU stands with a number of its top remaining targets.
OL Tristian Leigh
Probably the biggest news of the week would be that of five-star OT, Tristan Leigh. Leigh was a part of LSU’s ‘Tiger Turnout’ — an event similar to the Sooner Summit. This led many recruiting analysts to pin Leigh to the Tigers, but that doesn’t seem to be the foregone conclusion. In fact, Rivals’ Mike Farrell posted his own prediction that Leigh ends up at Oklahoma.
I’ve maintained that Leigh’s recruitment seems like it’s going to be a long process, and LSU’s only way of truly knocking Oklahoma out of it is to get a spur-of-the-moment commitment on a weekend visit. To OU’s favor, that didn’t happen, and the Sooners will continue to be a strong contender for Leigh due his close relationship with OL coach Bill Bedenbaugh and five-star QB commit Caleb Williams. It’s expected that he will make a return visit to Norman (likely for another another Sooner Summit situation, as official visits are out of the picture until at least the end of the calendar year).