Oklahoma Football Recruiting: Du'Vonta Lampkin Decommits from Sooners

Tyler DonohueNational Recruiting AnalystApril 23, 2014

Credit: 247Sports

Oklahoma suffered another decommitment Tuesday night when Texas defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin announced he plans to explore other collegiate options:

The 6'3", 291-pound Houston product pointed out that Oklahoma remains his No. 1 option, but there are a substantial amount of squads ready to challenge the Sooners. He's been stacking up scholarship offers in recent months and visited an April spring practice at Texas A&M.

Lampkin, a 3-star prospect at Cypress Falls High School, pledged to Oklahoma last November, and recent expectations suggested he could be an eventual early enrollee in Norman, according to 247Sports (subscription required). His recruitment process exploded after a productive junior season.

Offers quickly poured in from Baylor, Michigan, LSU, Texas, Missouri and Mississippi State. The chance to expand recruiting horizons and analyze other possible campus destinations caused his decision to decommit.

He received an offer from Texas Tech on Wednesday.

Lampkin is rated No. 21 nationally among defensive tackles in 247Sports' composite rankings. He's the second lineman to exit Oklahoma's 2015 class in a week.

The Sooners saw 4-star Oklahoma City offensive guard Josh Wariboko decommit last Wednesday. He is rated No. 3 nationally at the position in 247Sports' composite rankings.

Oklahoma has lost more commitments in the past week than it's gained since early January.

Dallas safety Jamile Johnson joined the class in February and is still the program's sole pledge since in-state defensive tackle Marquise Overton committed on Jan. 3. Texas offensive tackle Bobby Evans is the only other member of an Oklahoma recruiting haul that has suddenly dwindled to three players.

The Sooners have struggled to land pledges from junior prospects despite finishing the 2013 season with a scintillating Sugar Bowl victory over defending national champion Alabama. Oklahoma's 2015 class now rates No. 39 nationally and No. 7 in the Big 12 Conference, per 247Sports' composite team rankings.


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