One of the top high school football prospects in the class of 2021 is off the board.
Brock Vandagriff, a 5-star quarterback for Prince Avenue Christian School in Bogart, Georgia, committed to the Oklahoma Sooners on Thursday.
He spoke about that decision with Chad Simmons of Rivals:
The 6'2½", 199-pound Vandagriff is considered the No. 2 prospect from the state of Georgia, the No. 3 pro-style quarterback and the No. 19 prospect overall, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. He chose the Sooners over the Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Tennessee Volunteers, Auburn Tigers and Clemson Tigers.
Vandagriff told Simmons:
"It was deep down, honestly. I felt it, Oklahoma was where I want to go. And the last meeting I had with coach Lincoln Riley, he asked me a question. He said, 'Where would you feel bad if they said you can't come here, the spot's closed?' Oklahoma was the only one that came to mind. Everything they do there is great. Coach Riley really cares for me. That's what triggered it."
So, what will Oklahoma be getting in Vandagriff? Charles Power of 247Sports noted:
"Possesses prototypical stature and frame for the position. Has continued to fill out and already has muscle mass, particularly in his upper body. Productive against small-school competition both through the air and as a runner. Shows the ability to make throws from multiple platforms. Can stand in the pocket and drive the ball down the middle of the field while also making touch throws and hitting passes on the run. Primarily projects as a pocket passer at the next level but shows nice athleticism in making plays with his legs, rushing for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore."
The Sooners have also secured a commitment from 4-star wideout Cody Jackson in the class of 2021. They have additionally put together a respectable class of 2020, ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 and 13th in the nation, highlighted by 5-star running back Jase McClellan.
The hope in Norman is that Vandagriff and McClellan will one day serve as a dynamic duo in the backfield. That's obviously a few years down the line, but Vandagriff is a name to remember for college football fans.
Until then, incoming 5-star freshman Spencer Rattler will battle with Alabama Crimson Tide transfer Jalen Hurts for the starting role under center. Whoever wins the job—likely the senior, Hurts—will have big shoes to fill in Riley's offense after the last two QBs (Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray) both won the Heisman Trophy.