Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bob Stoops Welcomes 27-Member Signing Class

University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops announced his program’s 2017 recruiting class Wednesday, a 27-member group that ranked among the top five nationally by Rivals and Scout as of Wednesday morning and one that Stoops says has the potential to be among his best ever.

OU’s class, dubbed #SoonerSquad17, is comprised of 25 high schoolers and two junior college players, and features signees from nine states. Ten position groups are represented.

Twenty of the 27 signees — by far the most among Big 12 programs — are rated as four-star prospects or higher on a five-star scale by recruiting services 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals or Scout. The other seven are three-star recruits.

“On paper, this might be one of the top two or three classes we’ve had since I’ve been here,” said Stoops, who has won 10 Big 12 titles in his 18 years at OU. “It’s a really hungry group, and a deep class that covers all of our positions in a really positive way.

“We always start with Oklahoma and Texas, but our brand is national in reach, coming off top-five finishes the last two years, making the College Football Playoff and winning the Sugar Bowl. Once again, that’s reflected in the fact we signed players from coast to coast.”

The state of Texas produced the most OU signees with nine, and was followed by Oklahoma (six), North Carolina (three), California, Florida and Louisiana (two each), and Arkansas, Georgia and Missouri (one each).

The 19th signing class under Stoops features 13 offensive and 13 defensive players, as well as a punter. Four of the offensive signees are linemen, three are running backs, three are receivers, one is a quarterback, one an H-back and one a tight end. On the other side of the ball, OU welcomes five defensive backs, four linemen and four linebackers.

A school-record 11 signees enrolled early at OU, are on campus taking classes this semester and will participate in spring practice. They are quarterback Chris Robison, running backs Trey Sermon and Marcelias Sutton, H-back Jeremiah Hall, receiver Marquise Brown, tight end Grant Calcaterra, offensive lineman Creed Humphrey, linebackers Levi Draper, Addison Gumbs and Kenneth Murray, and defensive back Justin Broiles.

“With the quality and depth of these incoming players, this class will help us continue to pursue Big 12 and national championships,” added Stoops.

/// SoonerSports PR


PLAYER POS HOMETOWN HT WT STARS ESPN GRADE
Justin Broiles
#5 CB Oklahoma City, OK
John Marshall High School
6'0'' 174   4-Stars 86
Trey Sermon
#8 RB Marietta, GA
Sprayberry High School
6'1'' 214   4-Stars 84
Tyrese Robinson
#9 OG McKinney, TX
McKinney Boyd High School
6'4'' 310   4-Stars 84
Addison Gumbs
#10 OLB Hayward, CA
Stellar Preparatory High School
6'4'' 210   4-Stars 82
Ryan Jones
#24 WR Charlotte, NC
Mallard Creek High School
6'2'' 219   4-Stars 82
Grant Calcaterra
#2 TE-H Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Santa Margarita Catholic High School
6'4'' 225   4-Stars 82
Levi Draper
#6 ILB Collinsville, OK
Collinsville High School
6'4'' 222   4-Stars 82
Marquise Brown
#3 WR (JC) Hollywood, FL
College of the Canyons
5'11'' 170   4-Stars 82
Charleston Rambo
#29 WR Cedar Hill, TX
Cedar Hill High School
6'1'' 166   4-Stars 81
Tre Brown
#18 CB Tulsa, OK
Tulsa Union High School
5'11'' 173   4-Stars 81
Robert Barnes
#15 S Southlake, TX
Carroll High School
6'3'' 199   4-Stars 81
Chris Robison
#10 QB-DT Mesquite, TX
Horn High School
6'2'' 192   4-Stars 81
Marcelias Sutton #2 RB (JC) Warsaw, NC
Lackawanna College
5'9'' 190   4-Stars 81
Cedarian Lamb #39 WR Richmond, TX
Foster High School
6'3'' 172   4-Stars 80
Kennedy Brooks #27 RB Mansfield, TX
Mansfield High School
5'11'' 185   3-Stars 80
Adrian Ealy #32 OT Baton Rouge, LA
University Laboratory School
6'6'' 285   3-Stars 80
Marquis Hayes #38 OT Maryland Heights, MO
Pattonville High School
6'6'' 334   3-Stars 80
Creed Humphrey #4 OC Shawnee, OK
Shawnee High School
6'5'' 310   3-Stars 79
Isaiah Thomas
#42 DE Tulsa, OK
Memorial High School
6'5'' 230   3-Stars 79
Jeremiah Hall
#11 TE-H Charlotte, NC
Zebulon B. Vance High School
6'4'' 224   3-Stars 78
K'Jakyre Daley
#67 DE Riviera Beach, FL
Suncoast High School
6'3'' 215   3-Stars 77
Kenneth Murray #45 OLB Missouri City, TX
Elkins High School
6'2'' 215   3-Stars 77
Zacchaeus McKinney
#64 DT Weatherford, TX
Weatherford High School
6'4'' 300   3-Stars 77
Reeves Mundschau
#6 K Canyon, TX
Canyon High School
6'0'' 170   3-Stars 76
Tyreece Lott
#79 DT Ardmore, OK
Ardmore High School
6'2'' 260   3-Stars 74
Troy James
#80 DT Baton Rouge, LA
Madison Prep Academy
6'4'' 270   3-Stars 74
Tre' Norwood
#94 CB Fort Smith, AR
Northside High School
6'0'' 167   3-Stars 74
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