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Four-Star RB Daylan Smothers commits to Oklahoma

Hayes Fawcett07/14/22
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Four-Star RB Daylan Smothers commits to Oklahoma.

Four-star running back Daylan Smothers of Charlotte (NC) committed to Oklahoma Thursday evening. 

The 5-foot-11, 190 pounder chose the Sooners over Alabama, Florida State, and NC State.

Oklahoma checked every box for the North Carolina running back.

“The family feel I got from them during my visit and the relationship I built with coach Murray stood out,” Smothers said.

Furthermore, his relationship with coach Murray played major role in his decision to ultimately choose the Sooners. 

“He went out his way to make me and my family comfortable with him and the OU family throughout the whole process, not only as a coach but as a mentor,” Smothers said. “It means a lot knowing he’s been to the next level and done it at a high level so he can give me the pros and cons, as well as the do’s and dont’s to be successful to get there.”

Daylan Smothers Scouting Summary

“Productive rusher with a well-rounded skill set,” On3’s Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote. “A tough runner who accounted for over 1,700 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior. Reads his blocks and shows vision in working to the second level. Has natural cutback ability. Plays bigger than his size and fights through contact. Shows a solid burst with the ability to rip off chunk gains. A good receiver out of the backfield.”

“Played for one of the top high school programs in North Carolina prior to transferring to West Charlotte ahead of his junior season. Smaller than most top running back prospects, measuring at 5-foot-10.5, 173 pounds prior to his senior season. Will need to gain mass in order to carry a substantial workload at the college level.”

Smothers ranks as the No. 272 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No. 13 running back and the No. 11 player in the state of North Carolina.