Oklahoma football: Sooners 2019 receiver room could be most talented in school history

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PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: The Sooner Schooner is seen before the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The incoming class

There’s enough talent on the current roster to be one of the best units in the country. It’s the talent coming to campus in the spring semester that gives this group the potential to be one of the best in school history.

The Sooners pulled in three five-star wide receiver recruits, something unheard of in the scholarship limit era. In addition they got what might be the best tight end prospect in the nation to go along with it.

Longtime OU commit Theo Wease leads this group. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Allen, Texas (same high school as Kyler Murray and Lee Morris) product has been climbing the ranking charts with electric performances against some of the country’s best defensive backs.

Wease is a true outside receiver who can high point a football with the best of them. He’ll continue to improve under Oklahoma receivers coach Dennis Simmons and should be the heir apparent to Lamb when he undoubtedly heads to the next level in the next two years.

Jadon Haselwood was the last piece of the puzzle for the Sooners receiving corps. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound player from Cedar Grove, Ga. put on a show at the All American Game in San Antonio before announcing his decision to play for the Sooners. Haselwood is big and physical with the ability to get off press coverage and make opponents pay for it with his speed.

The best part about Haselwood? His upside appears to be unlimited. With no real weakness in his game he’ll do nothing but get better so long as he continues to work and develop.

Trejan Bridges might be the most intriguing receiver in this class. The 6-foot-3 Hebron (Texas) High School star has the size and skill set to play on the outside combined with the fluid route running and shiftiness of a slot receiver. Think somewhere between Kenny Stills and Sterling Shepard for comparison.

Bridges lined up everywhere in the Hebron offense from wildcat quarterback to running back to outside wide receiver. Just imagine what Riley will be able to do with this kind of versatility.

Bridges also served as a kick and punt returner in high school and will be a likely candidate to do the same in Norman.

Plano, Texas’ Austin Stogner is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. Too athletic to be covered by a linebacker and far to big and physical for a safety or corner the 6-foot-7 tight end will make defensive coordinators’ hair fall out, especially in the red zone.

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Just imagine what the Sooner strength staff will be able to do with Stogner, who already tips the scale at 230 pounds, with a full summer of workouts.

 

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