Cody Ford (Pineville, La. Pineville) had been committed to the Texas Christian Horned Frogs since January, but on Monday, the three-star offensive tackle flipped and gave his verbal commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners.
The 6-4, 320-pound Ford is the nation’s No. 512 player overall regardless of position, No. 58 offensive tackle and the No. 29 player in the state of Louisiana.
Ford is the 10th player to commit to the Sooners for the 2015 class and the third lineman, joining four-star tackle Bobby Evans from Allen, Texas and three-star guard Dominique Hearne from Lancaster, Texas.
OKlahoma now has the nation’s No. 36 class in the country and the No. 4 class in the Big 12 conference. The 10 commitments is the reason for the Sooners being ranked a little lower than the coaches and fan base would like, but it is mid-August and there is still more than five months until National Signing Day on the first Wednesday in February.
With plenty of time between today and signing day, look for Oklahoma to make a steady and consistent rise into the top 20 classes in the country, and perhaps even higher if the Sooners have the type of season that many experts are predicting for Bob Stoops and his Oklahoma club.
A spot in the College Football Playoff is a realistic expectation for the team this year and if they make it to the Final Four, you can expect the recruits to take notice and take a big interest in heading to Norman, Ok. for the next four years.