While the 2022 recruiting class ended up as a top 10 group, it’s hard not to look back and consider what could have been. Though it’s no fault of the current coaching staff, assistant holdovers included, the Oklahoma Sooners had quite a few decommits, even from Lincoln Riley’s tenure as the head coach, that negatively impacted the 2022 class.
Over the last year and a half, the Oklahoma Sooners lost commitments from three five-star players, four four-star players, and one three-star player. They’ve seen them go to current and future conference foes. Notably Texas, TCU, and Oklahoma State nabbed once-Oklahoma Sooners commits. If the Sooners move to the SEC sooner rather than later, they’ll face players that ended up at Missouri and Texas A&M.
While the Oklahoma Sooners are moving forward after rebuilding their 2022 class creating momentum toward National Signing Day, let’s take a look at where former Oklahoma commits ended up after the early signing period.
Luther Burden, WR - Missouri Tigers
— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) December 16, 2021
Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy, DL - Texas A&M Aggies
DE Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) December 15, 2021
Raleek Brown, RB - USC Trojans
— RALEEK BROWN (@raleek2) December 15, 2021
Derrick Moore, DE - Michigan Wolverines
Michigan football adds a much-needed high-end defensive line prospect to the 2022 class in top-100 recruit Derrick Moore. pic.twitter.com/b1lu41STWu
— Derick Hutchinson (@Derick_Hutch) December 15, 2021
Talyn Shettron, WR - Oklahoma State Cowboys
— TalynShettron (@TShettron) December 12, 2021
Jordan Hudson, WR - TCU Horned Frogs
Demetrious Hunter, OL - Houston Cougars
— 𝓓𝓮𝓶𝓮𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓾𝓼 “𝓟𝓪𝓷𝒸𝒶𝓀ℯ“𝓗𝓾𝓷𝓽𝓮r (@Pancakehunter59) December 15, 2021
Xavion Brice, DB - Texas Longhorns