While the 2024 recruiting board is being filled with high school prospects, Oklahoma is exploring every avenue to add talent. One of their recent offers reflects this as they pursue JUCO defensive linemen Michael Nwokocha.
Nwokocha stands six-foot-five and is listed at 290 pounds, according to Tyler Junior College’s official website. Nwokocha tallied 2.5 sacks and 22 total tackles in five games.
Nwokocha looks to have the frame of a guy that could play over 300 pounds and would work at both defensive tackle spots in four-man fronts or play defensive end in three-man fronts for the Sooners.
In addition to his size, Nwokocha can run for a guy of his stature. That combination of size and speed makes for an intriguing developmental player that would have three years of eligibility remaining.
He’s also received Power Five offers from TCU, Arizona State, and Indiana.
The Sooners recently landed a commitment from another Tyler Junior College transfer in quarterback General Booty. They signed defensive back Kendel Dolby in December from a Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Dolby joined the Sooners as a mid-year enrollee.
The Sooners have another talented JUCO find along the defensive line already. Returning senior Isaiah Coe was once a JUCO transfer. Coe has carved out a nice role for himself. He’ll look to expand that role this offseason with an opportunity to start at defensive tackle in 2023.
Nwokocha’s recruitment may not be a long one. Still, with Oklahoma’s pedigree and his potential to play multiple spots, the Sooners are in an advantageous position to sign him.
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