4 Oklahoma signees featured in SI99 final rankings for 2023

With all-star games done, the early signing period closed and the calendar flipped to a new year, the class of 2023 closes its high school chapter. A host of prospects prepare to enroll midyear while others will wait to join their college programs during the summer.

With games completed, final evaluations are coming in. Recruiting services have begun to unveil their final rankings for the class of 2023. Sports Illustrated got the ball rolling with its postseason SI99 prospect rankings, which included four Oklahoma Sooners signees.

Oklahoma signed its most complete class in years. While it leans more to the defensive side of the ball, the Sooners have some high-quality offensive prospects. That’s reflected in their four signees named in the SI99 rankings.

14. Peyton Bowen, 5-Star Safety

The highest-ranked Sooner in the SI99 was the last major domino to fall for the 2023 class, five-star safety Peyton Bowen. The Bowen recruitment was wild from start to finish, but the Sooners won a frenetic late-in-the-cycle recruitment for Bowen’s services. Bowen is a dynamic ballhawk with great instincts. He has good athleticism and showcases speed from his track background.

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28. Jackson Arnold, 5-Star Quarterback

Bowen’s high school teammate and the highest-rated player in Oklahoma’s class, quarterback Jackson Arnold experienced a meteoric rise from January 2022 to January 2023.

His work ethic and the results speak for themselves. He dominated the highest classification for high school football in Texas and earned five-star status from every recruiting service. He received the Landry Award, which honors the best high school player in North Texas, and won both the Elite 11 MVP and the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year Award.

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48. Adepoju (P.J.) Adebawore, 5-Star Edge

Adepoju Adebawore is a genetic freak and has spent the last bit of his senior season showcasing that he may be ready to be a Day 1 contributor at Oklahoma. He had a sack and multiple QB pressures in the Under Armour All-American game.

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89. Cayden Green, 4-Star OL

Cayden Green, like Adebawore, hails from Missouri and is similarly a physical marvel in his own right. Green is a massive young man at 6-foot-5 and over 310 pounds.

He helped lay down a nice pancake block to buy his future quarterback, Jackson Arnold, time to complete a touchdown pass in the Under Armour All-American game.

He was Bill Bedenbaugh’s biggest recruiting win on the trail in two years and looks to be a big part of keeping Jackson Arnold upright for the future. With questions at guard, Green could push for playing time right away.

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