The Oklahoma Sooners added a future playmaker to their aerial attack when wide receiver prospect CeeDee Lamb rejoined their 2017 recruiting class Monday.
Lamb took to Twitter to announce the news:
The 4-star prospect is the No. 252 overall player, No. 34 wide receiver and No. 40 recruit from the state of Texas in the 2017 class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings.
The 6’2 ½”, 172-pound receiver had previously committed to Oklahoma but decommitted April 29 "to think things over," per Joey Helmer of 247Sports.
Helmer said Lamb chose Oklahoma over Texas A&M. Hudl shared some highlights that indicated why the Sooners and Aggies were interested in the receiver:
Gerry Hamilton of ESPN noted that Lamb’s feet and physical style of play were two reasons “college coaches loved” his game in the spring. Lamb also has the height to serve as a red-zone target at the next level, and his physicality will help him outmuscle defensive backs in jump-ball situations and on critical third downs.
Lamb brings more than just height and physicality to the table. Gabe Brooks of Scout wrote that the prospect “possesses sudden athleticism” as well as “the speed to take the top off defenses” and create separation downfield against cornerbacks and pursuing safeties.
With his quickness and athleticism, Lamb should be able to turn short plays into game-changing touchdowns. Brooks also described Lamb as a “willing blocker,” which should quickly earn him respect from his teammates.
The Sooners are building a formidable group of wide receivers in their 2017 class. According to 247Sports, 4-star pass-catchers Charleston Rambo and Jalen Reagor are also going to Oklahoma next year to play alongside Lamb.
Oklahoma ranked 17th in the nation in yards per game through the air last season and often relied on the passing attack to rack up points in the offense-happy Big 12. Head coach Bob Stoops will have plenty of weapons to work with in the coming years after Lamb's recommitment.