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Oklahoma Continues To Stockpile Elite QB Prospects

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Oklahoma has a knack for stockpiling talent in its quarterback room. They seem to land an elite prospect at the position every other recruiting class, or at least it’s working out that way.

On Sunday, the Sooners landed five-star signal caller Malachi Nelson, who is a part of the 2023 recruiting class. This is welcome news for fans and those involved with the program, as they currently don’t have a quarterback commitment for 2022.

Hayes Fawcett with On3 Sports announced the news via his Twitter account.

Still, Oklahoma is in good position.

Spencer Rattler will be in Norman for at least one more season. Then the time will likely come for Caleb Williams, another five-star talent, to take over. Here is how the Sooners have recruited the position over the last few years:

  • 2023: Malachi Nelson (5-star / No. 5 overall / No. 2 QB)
  • 2022: No current QB commits
  • 2021: Caleb Williams (5-star / No. 6 overall / No. 1 QB)
  • 2020: Chandler Morris (3-star / No. 448 overall / No. 18 DT-QB)
  • 2019: Spencer Rattler (5-star / No. 11 overall / No. 1 PS-QB)

Sure, the goal is to land an elite talent in every class, but that rarely happens. The next best thing is to land a premium talent in every other class, which is exactly what Lincoln Riley has been doing.

We’ve come a long ways since Oklahoma was landing transfer quarterbacks, right? After a run of Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts, Riley is turning to true quarterback development with high school players who can play multiple years in his system.

So far, that approach seems to be working out well.


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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. It makes sense. If you’re a QB who wants a system that let’s you showcase your talents, OU is probably the best for putting up crazy numbers. They’re going to throw it all over the place against pedestrian defenses that won’t beat you up, so if I’m a top QB I would want that.

  2. Too bad they will still never win a Championship since they play absolutely zero defense which is going to result in Lincoln Riley getting an NFL job he 100% doesn’t deserve where he will eventually flame out. Oklahoma football is pretty unwatchable imo unless you really enjoy watching an overhyped elite 7 on 7 squad play every weekend. Also Spencer Rattler will be a certified bust.

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