Oklahoma had all the momentum this Independence day weekend after the commitment of elite recruit Bryson Washington. Although all momentum is not lost, the Sooners have definitely hit a bump in the road on the way to 2020.
Yesterday, 4-Star (via 247 sports) CB Dontae Manning took to Twitter to de-commit from Sooner nation.
Please respect my decision… pic.twitter.com/AbujRqEklh
— CraZ 🎱 (@dontaemanning_8) July 6, 2019
I understand a recruit wanting to keep his options open – this is a huge decision that will impact the rest of his life. I respect his decision and I think everyone else should. With that said, I hate to see it. I think Manning is just what OU’s secondary needed, he would have been a great fit for Alex Grinch’s defense.
The loss of a 4-star defensive recruit is a hard pill to swallow but it’s not the end of the world. There is still a chance he re-commits.
“OU will still remain a top school of mine, but I feel the need to explore my options and take a closer look at other universities” – Dontae Manning
Even if he doesn’t, Alex Grinch has until 2020 to fill the void, which I’m sure he will.
“Pull into Ruby Tuesday’s, rap game Oklahoma Sooners”