SIGNING DAY CENTRAL
NORMAN, Okla. – The 2014 University of Oklahoma recruiting class produced signees from coast to coast as the Sooners inked signees from 10 different states. In total, Oklahoma announced 26 signees Wednesday, the first day of the college football letter of intent signing period.
The class is comprised of 24 high school athletes and two junior college transfers, encompassing 11 different positions.
“I’m very excited about this group,” said head coach Bob Stoops. “I think it’s one of the better classes we’ve had. I appreciate the hard work that the assistant coaches really have hustled to finish this out in a positive way.”
Once again, the state of Texas produced the most signees for the Sooners with six, followed by Oklahoma and California with four student-athletes apiece. The Sooners signed two players each from the states of Arizona and Louisiana, while adding one student-athlete each from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio and Utah.
“We’re a national brand,” Stoops continued. “We get strong interest from great players all across the country and we follow up with them. Our strength and base will always be Oklahoma and Texas but when there is great interest from guys all across the country, our guys have done a great job of following up with them.”
The 16th signing class under Stoops featured six offensive linemen, the highest total of any position group. In addition, the Sooners also added four wide receivers and four defensive backs. Stoops indicated that adding skill players and linemen on both sides of the ball was a priority for the Sooners.
“We got a lot of diversity,” Stoops added. “We got players from everywhere. There isn’t just one concentration of anybody. I really like the size. I thought we got bigger in a lot of areas. I think it’ll give us more of a physical presence as we move forward.”
Oklahoma’s 2014 signing class also included three linebackers, as well as two running backs, a fullback and a quarterback. Four new players are already attending classes at Oklahoma: linebacker Devante Bond, fullback Dimitri Flowers, quarterback Justice Hansen and tight end Isaac Ijalana.
With signing day complete, Oklahoma turns its attention towards the spring practice which is scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 8.