Oklahoma football: Four-star S Makari Vickers picks the Sooners

The Oklahoma foorball Sooners are white-hot on the recruiting trail, and this time there is no need for silly summer-month puns because Oklahoma landed a big fish here in elite safety prospect Makari Vickers.

The Sooners have been heavily pursuing the talented defensive back alongside literally every other team in the country you can think of. The Sooners’ main competitor for Makari’s services nas been. Alabama!

Oklahoma has been winning recruiting battles over SEC competition recently, and Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 is no different. Credit Oklahoma safeties coach Brandon Hall for doing an outstanding job in this recruitment, and getting a player out of Tallahassee, Florida, to Norman. The Sooners continue to pluck elite talent from the state of Florida under this current staff, and while big-time players have come from the Sunshine state before the rate its happening is quite impressive.

Who is Makari Vickers?

Makari Vickers is a 6-foot-1-inch and 180-pound defensive back from Tallahassee, Florida. Vickers is a multi-sport athlete who also competes in track. Originally played at St. Paul high school where he made a name for himself as a DB, as he had two interceptions and seven pass breakups as a sophomore before transferring to Robert F Munroe High School. The elite DB goes by the name “seatbelt” given his ability to latch things up on the back end!

Scouting and Impact for Oklahoma

Vickers has ideal size, and athleticism for a defensive back and has elite speed. Shows strong technique in pass coverage, and the make-up speed on the times he is beaten. He has very good ball skills as well, which leads to competition looking for other places to deliver the football. Vickers is of ideal size and length and could find himself playing early for the Sooners. This commitment catapults Oklahoma recruiting up the 247sports composite rankings all the way to a top four position. Oklahoma is handling business on the recruiting trail and will continue to do so under coach Venables.