— Joey Helmer (@joeyhelmer247) January 3, 2019
There’s no shortage of playmakers on the way for the Sooners, and one of those is five-star wide receiver Theo Wease. The future OU pass catcher wowed the crowd in Thursday night’s Under Armour All-American Game with a catch against a pair of defenders that should have been a touchdown, but was instead ruled incomplete.
“Yes, I knew I was in,” Wease said. “I knew that they robbed me, but it’s OK.”
Wease, out of Allen (Texas) HS, signed as the nation’s No. 21 overall prospect, No. 3 wide receiver and No. 3 player in the Lone Star State, with a 0.9900 rating, according to the industry-generated 247 Composite. By 247Sports, he’s the country’s No. 56 overall prospect, No. 8 wide out and No. 10 player in the Lone Star State, with a four-star and 95 rating.
“Tall, long, lean outside receiver with outstanding frame,” said 247Sports Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks in his evaluation. “Ample space to add bulk and strength, which will be needed transitioning to the high-major level. Large catch radius and keeps ball away from body. Terrorizes smaller defenders in the red zone. Fifty-fifty ball-winner thanks to high-pointing ability, timing, and size more so than leaping ability. “Go get it” type who adjusts well mid-air. Can make first defender miss in the screen game, but not dart-and-dodge playmaker. Above average long speed.
“Possibly more of a chain-mover and red-zone weapon at the next level than a home run-hitter. Can improve initial burst and quickness off the line. Expect him to put up big numbers in college and be a second-day NFL draft selection.”
The 6-foot-3, 202-pound receiver put all of that on display with this play.
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