NORMAN, Okla. — Tuesday, 247Sports released the 32 final five-star recruits in the 2019 class in a special Facebook Live broadcast. Today, it announced the last Top247 for this cycle, and seven Sooners signees got the nod.
All seven were in the previous set of rankings, headlined of course by five-stars Spencer Rattler, QB, and Jadon Haselwood, WR. Rattler and Haselwood came in at Nos. 9 and 19, respectively. Rattler is up 38 spots from No. 47 nationally, while Haselwood is down six spots from the previous set of rankings.
“Yeah, look, man, he’s very similar to that Baker Mayfield skill set in terms of a guy with athleticism that you’re not necessarily scheming run game for on a regular basis, but he can extend plays,” said 247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons on Rattler, the top-ranked signal caller and top-ranked player in the state of Arizona out of Pinnacle High School. “He can improvise. He can throw off platform, outside the pocket, very quick release, gamer type of guy, big time confidence as well. I think he is exactly what you want a quarterback in today’s game to look like.”
Said Simmons on Haselwood: “Keenan Allen is the comparison here because, look, when Keenan Allen was coming out of high school he may have been a better safety prospect than wide receiver, at least that’s what some people thought,” Simmons said. “Jadon Haselwood could be a safety. I mean, he has that size, he has that physicality, but his competitive temperament at receiver is just different. He’s the best in the country at jump balls. He showed that at the All-American Bowl with the 75-yard touchdown grab where he just mossed a defender. He’s the No. 1 wide receiver in the country in that position group, and I think he’s earned that because every setting he goes to he dominates, including on the field and winning a state championship.”
As for the other five, three found their names in the Top 100. That includes receiver Theo Wease, up 19 spots to No. 37, as he’s just on the doorstep of being a five-star, receiver Trejan Bridges, checking in at No. 88 from No. 54 previously, and tight end Austin Stogner, who’s up four spots to No. 93.
Offensive tackle Stacey Wilkins and offensive guard EJ Ndoma-Ogar join them inside the Top247 at Nos. 168 and 217, respectively. Wilkins falls 96 spots from his previous ranking, while Ndoma-Ogar is down an almost equal amount of 97 spots.
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Elsewhere, a pair of Sooner commits were in the Top247 before dropping out in this one. Four-stars Marcus Stripling, SDE, and Jeremiah Criddell, S, fell from the rankings. Stripling previously was the nation’s No. 198 overall player, while Criddell was listed at No. 227.