It was a fantastic weekend in Norman for recruits, alumni, players, and fans. The Sooners went all out to put on a fantastic spring game weekend that drew more than 75,000 fans to Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium for the festivities.
While the Sooners have begun to see those efforts garner them Crystal Ball projections for several players, they’ve had running back prospects opt to look elsewhere to play their collegiate career.
First, the news came down that Tre Wisner, a player the Sooners were the favorites to land before the weekend, changed direction and is headed south of the Red River to Texas. Now, another player Oklahoma only recently got in the race on, Cedric Baxter cut his list of schools in consideration to five and Oklahoma didn’t make the cut. Baxter included the Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, Arkansas Razorbacks, Florida Gators, and Miami Hurricanes.
Late to the game with an offer back in January, it looks like the Sooners were never really in on one of the top running backs in the class. Still, they’re in good standing with the top player in Kansas, Dylan Edwards. With his spring game performance, Jovantae Barnes showed he can be a bell-cow running back for the Oklahoma Sooners.
While they continue to look for a running back to add to their 2023 recruiting class, they can feel good knowing they have Barnes, Gavin Sawchuk, Marcus Major, and Tawee Walker available to them in 2023 and 2024.
BREAKING: 2023 RB Cedric Baxter Jr. is down to 5️⃣ Schools, he tells @On3Recruits
The 6’2 215 RB from Orlando, FL is ranked as the No. 1 RB in the 2023 Class (No. 30 Natl) per the On300 Rankings
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) April 23, 2022
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