Oklahoma Football cracks top 10 in 247Sports team recruiting rankings

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The month of July has been a good one so far for Brent Venables and the Oklahoma Football program. After being ranked as low as 38th in 247Sports’ 2023 team recruiting rankings, Oklahoma cracked the top ten with the commitment of Lewis Carter, ahead of Alabama and just behind Miami.

This is less than a year after Bob Stoops, Brent Venables, and the coaching staff brought OU’s 2022 recruiting class back from the depths all to way to eighth in the country. Venables and his staff have laid a very solid foundation for OU Football’s future in the meatgrinder that is the SEC.

Led by Denton Guyer’s Jackson Arnold, who just earned his fifth star from 247Sports, the Sooners have assembled a wide variety of talent with big names at runningback, wide receiver, linebacker and more.

The only Big 12 team ahead of OU in the rankings is fifth-ranked Texas. Also in the top 20 are Baylor and Texas Tech at 13th and 16th respectively.

Here’s the full top 25:

Of the nine teams that are ahead of OU in these rankings, three of them are in the SEC. OU being this high in the rankings at this stage is a very encouraging sign that the Sooners will be able to go toe-to-toe with SEC schools.

OU has 2023 commits from all over, including Texas, Florida, and Missouri. Getting recruits in SEC territory is vital for the onfield success of this program whenever the move to the SEC does happen.

Keep an eye on the recruiting rankings. As we’ve seen the last few weeks, they can change very quickly. It’s only July.

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