The nation’s No. 3 offensive tackle in 2025 sets visit to Oklahoma

If you follow recruiting much, you know this is a big year for Bill Bedenbaugh and the Oklahoma Sooners’ offensive line recruiting efforts. The Sooners already got one commit from four-star offensive tackle Ryan Fodje and have a pledge from three-star prospect Owen Hollenbeck.

But that’s just the start. The Sooners are also in a great position for a few of the top-ranked tackles in the country like Michael Fasusi, Ty Haywood and Lamont Rogers. Another one they are in a great position for is Andrew Babalola.

Babalola is ranked as the No. 3 offensive tackle by 247Sports. He’s even set up a few upcoming visits which include a stop back in Norman. He spoke with Steve Wiltfong about (Subscription Required) his recent visit to Oklahoma on Junior Day.

“I had a great time in Norman,” Babalola said. “Getting to be around Coach V, Coach Bedenbaugh and the rest of the guys on the team was great. They made me feel important and I appreciate that. Just how real they were with me, the in-depth convos, all of that, it was great.”

As for why he is so high on the Sooners? “What’s different about OU is S.O.U.L Mission, nobody in the country really has anything like that. They have five people working full time that are dedicated to it, and they make a big emphasis on equipping their players with skills for life after football.”

The S.O.U.L. Mission has made an impression on prospects and their families over the past several recruiting cycles. It’s been a key component to OU’s recruiting efforts. Let’s see if it can move the needle enough for Oklahoma to land the top five offensive tackle prospect.

The blue chipper will be back at Oklahoma on April 12.

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