OU Recruiting: Sooners add depth to both lines on big day


The Oklahoma Sooners started the day with the 20th ranked recruiting class for 2013, according to Rivals.com. They also started the day in desperate need of offensive tackles and defensive tackles.

By the end of the day they had three new commitments that put the Sooners at no. 10 in the Rivals rankings. More importantly, the Sooners added two offensive tackles and a defensive tackle to this year’s class.

Josiah St. John and Christian Daimler were the two offensive tackles to verbal to the Sooners today. Oklahoma received the commitment of four-star defensive tackle prospect Kerrick Huggins last week, and today got another important defensive tackle commitment from Quincy Russell.

Nov 10, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; The Oklahoma Sooners drum major runs onto the field before the game against the Baylor Bears at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Sooners won 42-34. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Josiah St. John is a massive three-star offensive tackle prospect measuring in at 6-6, 305 pounds. He comes to the Sooners from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas.

St. John had offers from all over the country, and the Sooners main competition was believed to be the Kansas Jayhawks. St. John has plenty of ability and should have an opportunity to come in and start immediately. He plans on graduating from Trinity Valley in May and then joining the Sooners.

Quincy Russell is another Trinity Valley three-star prospect, who stands 6-3, 310 pounds. He is a big space eating defensive tackle that will give the Sooners much needed size in the middle of the defensive line. Russell initially committed to the Texas Longhorns out of high school, but the Sooners beat out the Nebraska Cornhuskers for his services in this recruiting cycle. Russell is expected to enroll at OU for the spring semester, which will let him participate in spring football.

The third and final commitment of the night was three-star offensive tackle 6-6, 270 lb. Christian Daimler of Stratford High School in Houston, Texas. Christian started the day committed to Arizona State but an OU offer changed all that.

OU offered Daimler within the last day and it was enough for him to change his commitment to the Sooners. With the commitment of St. John and possibly another JUCO offensive tackle, it will allow Daimler the opportunity to red shirt and gain size and strength over the next year.