Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley and his players give the horns down hand signal after defeating the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Sooners defeated the Longhorns, 39-27. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)
After landing four-star cornerback Dontae Manning earlier in the day, the Sooners reeled in elite 2021 wide receiver Cody Jackson.
A four-star prospect from Richmond Foster, Jackson picked OU over offers from Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and several other major programs.
At 6-foot, 169 pounds, Jackson is ranked as the No. 7 wide receiver and No. 52 overall recruit in the country, per 247Sports Composite.
Edit Slot to 247Sports Home Slot to Oklahoma Sooners Newsletter Slot to Oklahoma Links NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners picked up a commitment from 2020 Raytown (Mo.) four-star DB Dontae Manning Sunday. He made the decision public on Twitter, choosing them over a host of 17 other offers.
“First and foremost Id like to give ALL glory to God for blessing me and putting me in the opportunity that Im in today,” Manning said. “I want to give a big thanks to my family, friends TLG and coaches for guiding and helping me through this short-long process. A special thanks to every coach that invested time into me and giving me the shot to play and represent their University. With that being said, after much consideration, I will [be] continuing my educational and athletic career at The University of Oklahoma #20Deep.”
Manning, who checks in as the nations No. 180 overall prospect, No. 12 cornerback and No. 3 player in the Show Me State, holds a 0.9315 rating, according to the industry-generated 247 Composite. Per 247Sports, hes ranked 38th overall, No. 4 at his position and No. 1 in the Show Me State, with a 95 rating.
The 6-foot, 175-pound corner visited OU a few weeks ago and returned for his official visit this weekend. Manning’s commitment will be the first DB to commit to Grinch and company.
Manning is busy and traveling, but I did get him through text and asked him why he chose OU. “Felt like home. I couldn’t take a chance on passing it up,” he said.
Prior to Manning’s commit, OU was ranked 15th in the 2020 class. They are now 12th in the 247 Composite Team Rankings and have a composite score of 129.51.
Manning joins five-star running back Jase McClellan, four-star athletes Drew Sanders and DJ Graham, three-star athlete Michael Henderson and three-star wide receiver Trevon West as members of the 2020 class.