Saturday was a good day for the Oklahoma Sooners football program. Not only did it open the season with the largest margin of victory for a season opener in more than 100 years, but it also was a recruiting weekend.
One prospect on campus was in-state four-star edge Danny Okoye. Okoye is a top 100 prospect according to On3 and is listed at 6 feet, 4 inches and 241 pounds.
In his two seasons of high school football, Okoye tallied 121 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. He was seemingly out on Oklahoma just a few months ago, and the Tennessee Volunteers were the perceived leader.
Then Miguel Chavis went to work. Chavis slowly started to build a strong relationship with Okoye and ultimately persuaded him to visit campus for an official visit.
Since that visit, predictions have flooded in for the Sooners. Whether it’s national recruiting analysts Sam Spiegelman of On3 Sports, Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports and Cole Patterson of Rivals, or local recruiting experts such as Josh McCuistion of SoonerScoop.
This would be a huge get for Oklahoma. Okoye has impressive speed off the edge and would be an elite pass rusher for the Sooners. He would add to the already impressive defensive line class the Sooners are putting together.
Okoye said he plans to commit in October but said on social media, he might not wait that long. That would bode well for the Sooners.
Well, now I have my own top 3, so I might not even have to wait till October…
— Danny "🅿️hantom" Okoye (@itsdanielokoye) September 4, 2023
As of right now, he has official visits to the LSU Tigers on Sept. 22, 2023, and Tennessee on Sept. 30, 2023. There has been some buzz those visits could be in jeopardy with him possibly committing before those take place.
What once seemed like a long shot is now looking like a real possibility. This is another reason you never count this staff out until the pen hits paper.