Sooners earn crystal ball from 247Sports director of football recruiting

The Oklahoma Sooners look like they’re in the driver’s seat for a five-star defender in the 2025 recruiting cycle.

Over the weekend, predictions rained down from On3, favoring the Sooners to land five-star defender Jonah Williams. Williams, out of Galveston, Texas, is a two-sport athlete and one of the best defenders in the 2025 recruiting class.

On Tuesday, 247Sports national recruiting director Steve Wiltfong issued a crystal ball prediction supporting the Sooners’ standing with Williams.

Williams is an incredible talent who has a knack for making plays in deep safety roles as well as in run support. His ability, combined with his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame, makes him an intriguing option for the cheetah role in Zac Alley and Brent Venables’ defense.

He’s the No. 14 player in the 247Sports composite. Listed as a linebacker with 247Sports, he’s the No. 2 linebacker in the 2025 recruiting class.

Whether he plays linebacker, safety or cheetah at the next level, just get him on the football field. He’s the kind of player that can help take your defense to the next level with his playmaking ability.

Oklahoma put itself in a comfortable position in Williams’ recruitment, but it can’t get too comfortable. Williams has offers from the who’s who of college football and every one of those programs would love to turn the momentum in their favor.

If the Sooners eventually sign Williams, he would be their fourth five-star prospect in the last three recruiting classes, joining Peyton Bowen, Adepoju Adebawore and David Stone.

That’s how you build a defense.

More: 5-Star prospect Jonah Williams recruiting profile

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