Oklahoma has hit a hot streak.
Friday, it picked up its third commitment from the 2020 class in the last eight days when four-star tight end Jalin Conyers, a 6-5, 220-pound prospect from Gruver, Texas, verbally pledged to the Sooners, becoming their first 2020 commitment at his position. He's the seventh-ranked tight end in his class, per Rivals.com.
Four-star offensive lineman Andrew Raym committed Wednesday, and four-star defensive back Bryson Washington committed July 4. OU now has 15 commitments from the 2020 class — eight of which have committed since June 1.
Conyers picked OU over Georgia and Ohio State. His recruitment picked up quickly this spring, going from lightly recruited to receiving 22 offers. His first Power 5 offer was from Texas Tech in February.
Gruver is out of the way, located in West Texas.
“I didn’t think anything outside of Texas schools and Oklahoma or a couple of others to maybe offer,” Conyers told the Amarillo Globe-News in April. “I’m getting text messages from Michigan telling me I’m on the news about being offered. I get a lot of people asking me where Gruver is.”
He also plays basketball, baseball, golf and runs track.
• Latest big OL commit: Raym once again became a Sooner, recommitting earlier this week.
He announced his commitment to Oklahoma over Georgia and Michigan on Wednesday, giving OU a loaded offensive line group for its 2020 recruiting class.
Coach Lincoln Riley and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh had to gain the instate product’s verbal twice, however.
The four-star prospect originally verballed the Sooners during the fall of his sophomore year at Broken Arrow in 2017. Raym backed off on his commitment the next spring but the Sooners were never out of the picture.
Raym, who's the No. 9-ranked offensive guard in the country (per Rivals.com), made official visits to Michigan and Georgia last month. The Sooners were still able to close on one of the best instate recruits for the 2020 class.
Raym's re-commitment puts OU's offensive line in good shape for years to come. He'll have fellow four-star players in Noah Nelson (Gilbert, Arizona) and Nate Anderson (Frisco, Texas) as teammates. And the Sooners aren't done yet.
OU is still waiting to hear on composite four-star tackles Anton Harrison (Washington, D.C.) and Marcus Dumervil (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). OU is also in on four-star guard Aaryn Parks (Fort Washington, Maryland).
It’s hard to beat OU’s recruiting pitch after four of its starters — Cody Ford (Round 2, Pick 6), Bobby Evans (Round 3, Pick 34), Dru Samia (Round 4, Pick 12), and Ben Powers (Round 4, Pick 21) — were taken in the 2019 NFL Draft.
OU also had Orlando Brown drafted in the third round of the 2018 draft and its returning starting center, Creed Humphrey, could be next in line.
The Sooners may not take a quarterback for the 2020 cycle, but 2019 signee Spencer Rattler and 2021 commit Brock Vandagriff should be in good hands with OU consistently picking up four-star talents up front.
• Jackson lists Sooners in top 12: One of the top-rated offensive tackles in the 2021 class has narrowed his choice of schools to 12. Four-star tackle Donovan Jackson (Houston) included OU as one of his favorites.
He'd be another major addition to OU's offensive line recruiting. Although, he's currently favored by Rivals.com's FutureCast to join Texas A&M.
Jackson still has plenty of time to decide, and if he does choose the Sooners, OU would be getting the No. 40-ranked overall prospect in the country for his cycle.
2020 Prospects to watch
3-star CB Dontae Manning (Raytown, Missouri): The 6-foot cornerback decommitted from the Sooners on Saturday. He originally settled on OU in April and he's still open to the Sooners. For now, it's a tough break for OU's secondary recruiting but Manning has not closed the door on signing with OU.
4-star OL Marcus Dumervil (Fort Lauderdale, Florida): The 6-foot-5 tackle is one of the top players nationally and he could fill out OU's offensive line class. Both Rivals.com's FutureCast and 247Sports.com's Crystal Ball has him as an LSU lean. But Bill Bedenbaugh has proven he can compete for national recruits.
4-star CB Joshua Eaton (Aldine, Texas): OU has to feel decent about its chances with the 6-foot-2 cornerback putting it on his top-5 schools list. He's expected to make his choice in August, per 247Sports.com. Eaton would be a great addition, especially with the decommitment of Manning.
OU football 2020 class
National ranking: No. 14 (Rivals.com), No. 12 (247Sports.com)
Big 12 ranking: No. 1 (Rivals.com and 247Sports.com)
Offers made: 180
Commitments (Ratings via. Rivals.com)
4-star OL Andrew Raym, Broken Arrow
3-star ATH Brian Darby, College Station (Texas)
4-star WR Davon Graham II, Keller (Texas)
3-star LB Edgerrin Cooper, Covington (Louisiana)
4-star RB Jase McClellan, Aledo (Texas)
3-star ATH Michael Henderson, Irving (Texas)
4-star OL Nate Anderson, Frisco (Texas)
4-star OL Noah Nelson, Gilbert (Arizona)
4-star DT Perrion Winfrey, Iowa Western C.C.
3-star LB Brynden Walker, Oklahoma City
4-star DB Ryan Watts, Little Elm (Texas)
4-star DB Bryson Washington, Houston
4-star RB Seth McGowan, Mesquite (Texas)
3-star WR Trevon West, Arlington (Texas)