Oklahoma extended an offer Tuesday to Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco safety Peyton Woodyard.
Woodyard is considered one of the best prospects in the 2024 class along with his teammates Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa.
And now he has one from Oklahoma, winners of the past six Big 12 championships.
ScoopDuck caught up with Peyton Woodyard two weeks ago to talk about his potential interest in Oregon, from whom he has not received an offer.
Oklahoma is doing an excellent job recruiting the Golden State
Oklahoma has always dipped its toes into the recruiting hot bed that is California under Lincoln Riley, but they have seen some great success in the Golden State in recent months.
The Sooners have a commitment in the 2022 class from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei wide receiver Raleek Brown. Brown is a four-star wideout and the No. 137 recruit in the 2022 On300 rankings.
In the 2023 cycle, Oklahoma has grabbed the very early top spot behind a trio of California players: Los Alamitos (Calif.) High teammates Malachi Nelson, DeAndre Moore and Makai Lemon.
Nelson is a five-star quarterback and the No. 2 quarterback and recruit in the 2023 On3 Top 100, behind only Arch Manning.
Moore and Lemon are both four-star receivers and are also ranked in the 2023 On3 Top 100.
The success of Oklahoma demonstrates not only the pull of playing for Riley, but also that the Sooners can go toe-to-toe with any program in any location in the country.
USC, the local blueblood who would have been tough beat on the recruiting trail in Southern California a decade ago, was a top contender for both Nelson and Lemon.
“I was honestly really liking USC a lot early, and that was my No. 2 school, but Oklahoma is the best for me,” Lemon told On3’s Chad Simmons. “But it was really down to USC and Oklahoma, but I have known for a while it was Oklahoma.”