Oklahoma Sooners land prediction for 2025 4-star defensive end from Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Sooners are off to a much faster start on the trail for the 2025 recruiting class than they were the last two cycles. They already have 10 commits and are the favorites for a couple of blue chip prospects announcing decisions next week.

This week the Sooners have received several predictions for Trent Wilson and Maliek Hawkins. On Thursday evening, Parker Thune of OUInsider and Rivals issued a futurecast predicting four-star defensive end C.J. Nickson to land with the Sooners. Out of Weatherford, Okla., Nickson is ranked as a top 50 player in the country, according to 247Sports. He’s also ranked as the No. 5 EDGE in the country.

There is no question that would be a huge get for the Sooners in the class. Plus, it’s always good to keep talented in-state products home. But for Nickson, he’s a guy many think could be a dual sport athlete. He’s also a talented basketball player. He earned all-state honors and starred on the AAU circuit. He helped lead Weatherford to a 29-2 season and averaged over 21 points per game as a sophomore.


So, this could be beneficial to not just the football team but also Porter Moser and the basketball team as well if he chooses to play both sports.

The Sooners have to keep building that defensive line depth as they head into the SEC. The SEC won’t let teams get away with it if they don’t have the talent up front.

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