Oklahoma Sooners predicted to land Xadavien Sims by On3
The Oklahoma Sooners have been working to build a defensive line that can compete when they get into the SEC. One of the guys they’ve been pursuing is four-star defensive lineman Xadavien Sims out of Durant, Oklahoma.
A recent prediction from SoonerScoop’s Josh McCuistion seems to indicate the tide is turning in Sims’ recruitment.
This signals a significant shift in the recruiting buzz surrounding Sims. Michigan State was seen as the favorite for a while, with early predictions having Sims heading to East Lansing.
Sims is a beast of a player on the defensive line. He’s 6 feet, 4 inches and weighs 280 pounds. He’ll only continue to refine his game and add strength to his frame when he gets to college.
Sims would be a huge get for Brent Venables, Todd Bates and the Sooners. They’ve made an emphasis on recruiting the state of Oklahoma, and Sims represents one of the best players in the state.
When you watch Sims on tape, his athleticism really stands out, especially at his weight. He has really good technique and jumps off the screen every time the ball is snapped with his burst off the line of scrimmage.
Michigan State is still hanging firm in Sims’ recruitment, but the Sooners seem to be closing the gap or taking the lead for the prominent defensive lineman from the Sooner State.
Oklahoma will have to contend with Michigan State, Oregon, TCU and Vanderbilt, who were included in Xadavien Sims’ top five that was released the other day. However, given the track record of production from defensive linemen under Venables, the Sooners are in a great spot to land one of the most talented defensive line prospects in the 2024 Recruiting Class.
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