The Oklahoma Sooners’ 2015 recruiting class got off to a bit of a slow start, but head coach Bob Stoops’ squad has gotten on a bit of roll this week.
On Monday, the Sooners landed a pledge from 3-Star defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs. The 6’4, 260-pounder is from Metairie, Louisiana and attends Archbishop Rummel High School. He is ranked as the country’s 81st-best defensive tackle prospect, the 70th-best overall prospect in the state of Louisiana and the 1,373rd-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. He chose the Sooners over offers from the Arizona State Sun Devils, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Mississippi State Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers, among others. Jacobs took an unofficial to Norman on Wednesday, which is when the Sooners landed their second commitment of the week. 3-Star strong-side defensive end Kenneth Mann gave his pledge to the Sooners. The 6’4, 240-pounder is from Burleson, Texas and attends Burleson High School. He took his unofficial visit to Norman back in April and has since been offered by the rival Oklahoma State Cowboys, but wound up choosing the Sooners.
Mann is ranked as the country’s 65th-best strong-side defensive end prospect, the 179th-best overall prospect in the state of Texas and the 1,440th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. Mann also holds offers from the Arkansas State Red Wolves, California Golden Bears, Connecticut Huskies and Fresno State Bulldogs.
The Sooners now have nine prospects committed in the class of 2015, headlined by 4-Star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor, 4-Star running back Rodney Anderson, 4-Star defensive tackle Marquise Overton and 4-Star offensive tackle Bobby Evans.