With spring soccer rapidly approaching, Oklahoma soccer is set to start the quest for a fifth-straight Huge 12 Championship and its first school soccer playoff earn.
For that to materialize Oklahoma soccer need to come across new ways to score factors with the exit of several leading stars and four offensive linemen. The good thing is for the Sooners, head mentor Lincoln Riley has been stockpiling expertise due to the fact his arrival in Norman and seems to have loads of new choices ready to roll on the offensive aspect of the ball. Which is why we are starting off our two-component sequence on spring breakout stars on the offensive aspect of the ball.
So who will be the next big stars? What names will all Oklahoma soccer lovers know by the conclude of 2019? Here’s a seem at some names to enjoy. (Observe there are no accurate freshmen on this record, only returning gamers who are ready to split out).
T.J. Pledger, jogging back again
Trey Sermon rushed for almost 1,000 yards final year and Kennedy Brooks went above the mark so a person could possibly feel there is no room for a 3rd back again in the rotation, but Lincoln Riley is in no way fearful to rotate backs in and out of the lineup and unfold the carries and touches all over.
Pledger could possibly be the finest purely natural move catcher in the Sooners jogging back again stable and a talented runner with fantastic vision and burst. He already burned through his redshirt as a freshman thanks to prolonged assistance on specific groups and as a reserve. Now, after a comprehensive year in the toughness and conditioning method, Pledger really should be ready to come to be a common contributor on offense.
Brey Walker, offensive line
A homegrown 5-star offensive line expertise, Walker had the reward of studying behind two future NFL tackles final year as he redshirted. Huge, athletic, sturdy and necessarily mean, the 6-foot-6, 338-pounder already has an NFL-style entire body, he just has to get up to velocity in the school match.
The studying curve could possibly consist of a few issues, but by the conclude of the year Walker has the expertise to come to be not just an additional all-conference offensive deal with in the Sooners’ procedure, but an All American anchor for this group in the many years to arrive.