The Oklahoma Sooners’ pursuit of defensive line talent has placed its focus on the Kansas City area in the 2024 recruiting class.
It netted them Cayden Green out of Lee’s Summit, just outside of K.C., in the 2023 class and may help them earn a pledge from five-star defensive lineman Williams Nwaneri.
Nwaneri isn’t the only talented player out of the Kansas City metro area the Sooners are pursuing. Jayshawn Ross, a four-star defensive end, has caught Oklahoma’s eye and it looks like the Sooners have made a positive impression.
Parker Thune and Brandon Drumm each issued a Rivals futurecast favoring the Sooners.
Ross is an athletic edge prospect that also plays wide receiver at the high school level. On the defensive side of the ball, he displays a great motor and strong hand usage to get through offensive tackles. He has really good closing speed and finishes plays with ferocity. Ross shows really good change of direction ability when he’s playing on the offensive side of the ball.
Though Oklahoma has been in the mix for several defensive line prospects, it has yet to land a commitment. Ross’ athleticism could be a fit as a weak side defensive end or as a cheetah in Brent Venables’ defense.
Jayshawn Ross Recruiting Profile
Parker Thune and Brandon Drumm of OUInsider at Rivals issue futurecasts in favor of the Sooners.
Kansas City, Missouri
Offered on Dec. 6, 2022
New #Sooners Rivals FutureCast
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2024 WDE Jayshawn Ross
6'4” / 220
🏫 Liberty North HS (Kansas City, MO)
✍️ By Parker Thune
🎤⬇️ Oklahoma Insiderhttps://t.co/fYxsduQD06
— Covered Wagons Recruiting (@OUCrystalBall) June 11, 2023
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