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Oklahoma trending for 5-star WR Jadon Haselwood

Oklahoma is trending heavily in the 247Sports Crystal Ball for the nation’s top-ranked wide receiver, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove five-star Jadon Haselwood.

After a run of Oklahoma predictions over the past two days, the Sooners have overtaken Georgia as the Crystal Ball leader for the All-American wide receiver. The Crystal Ball now reads 57 percent for the Sooners, followed by the Bulldogs at 24 percent, while Miami holds the remaining 19 percent of predictions.

According to the 247Sports Composite, Haselwood is ranked as the nation’s No. 6 overall prospect and No. 1 wide receiver in the class of 2019. He’s also the top-ranked prospect in the state of Georgia.

The 6-foot-2.5, 196-pound wideout holds 17 reported offers, but he recently trimmed his list down to five finalists in Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Oklahoma and Tennessee. He is scheduled to announce his commitment on Jan. 5 at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

The onetime Georgia pledge was committed to the Bulldogs for well over a year before reopening his recruitment in early October.

His primary recruiter at Oklahoma is outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons. He took an official visit to Norman in April for the OU spring game. But Haselwood’s relationship with the school dates back much earlier than that. His father went to school at Oklahoma, so the highly-touted receiver grew up as a fan of the Sooners.

A two-way standout at Cedar Grove, Haselwood made the game-winning touchdown catch in the Georgia High School Association 3A state title game.

Here’s a look at Haselwood’s player evaluation from 247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons.

“Big, physical frame that could project seamlessly to safety. Still has room to fill out and get stronger but frame is there to be matchup problem on the outside. As good as anyone in 2019 class at jump ball situations. High points the football with strong hands and has quick-jump ability. Competent route-runner that uses his size advantage effectively to body smaller DBs. Has enough speed but is not a burner and wins with size and elite ball skills rather than separation. Played in run-oriented offense and was productive but will need more polish on the next level. Plays both sides of the ball in high school and could also be an elite safety. Impact high-level Power Five prospect with first round NFL upside.”

The addition of Haselwood would only serve to bolster an outstanding wide receiver class for the Sooners, which already includes two of the top 10 receivers in the country in five-star Theo Wease and four-star Trejan Bridges.

With 21 commits for the 2019 recruiting cycle, Oklahoma currently has the No. 8 class in the country and the top-ranked class in the Big 12 Conference, according to the 247Sports Composite.

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