SAN ANTONIO – Five-star quarterback Spencer Rattler said he’ll be the only new quarterback on Oklahoma’s campus in 2019.
Rattler, on hand for the All-American Bowl, told 247Sports that Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said Rattler would be the only quarterback the Sooners take this year. That includes transfers. Oklahoma has been rumored as a potential landing spot for Georgia five-star transfer Justin Fields.
“Coach Riley told me he’s not taking any transfer QB anytime soon,” Rattler told 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong. “I’m not really worried about anybody. If they come here, they have to compete just like me and I’m ready go.
“He’s told me I’m going to be the only quarterback I’ll sign in 2019. Not a lot of coaches do that.”
An Arizona native, Rattler ranks as the nation’s No. 1 pro-style quarterback and No. 23 overall player in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite. Rattler will enroll at Oklahoma in June and compete with Austin Kendall and Tanner Mordecai for the right to replace outgoing Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray.
The Sooners, who lost to Alabama in the Orange Bowl Saturday, have won four straight Big 12 titles and back-to-back Heisman Trophies.
Rattler is one of two five-star prospects in Oklahoma’s 2019 class, joining Allen, Texas receiver Theo Wease. The Sooners’ class currently ranks seventh nationally and No. 1 overall in the Big 12.
247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong contributed to this report