John Hoover

Oklahoma Sooners 2020 National Signing Day capsules

Oklahoma Sooners 2020 National Signing Day capsules

Shane Whitter

LB | 6-1 | 222
Walter M. Williams HS | Burlington, NC

Three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … ranked the No. 331 recruit in the class of 2020 by 247Sports … touted as the No. 14 inside linebacker in the country by 247Sports and No. 37 by ESPN … ranked the No. 11 recruit in North Carolina by 247Sports, No. 12 by ESPN and No. 23 by Rivals … compiled 123 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and one sack his senior season … chose the Sooners over North Carolina, Navy and Wake Forest, among others.

 

Anton Harrison

OL | 6-5 | 310
Archbishop Carroll HS | Washington, D.C.

Four-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … Under Armour All-American … the No. 157 prospect in the country by ESPN and No. 210 by Rivals … rated the No. 18 offensive tackle by Rivals, No. 20 by ESPN and No. 59 by 247Sports … the No. 4 recruit in the Washington, D.C., area by ESPN and Rivals and No. 7 by 247Sports … also held offers from Boston College, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and others.

 

A.J. Parks

OL | 6-4 | 320
National Christian Academy | Seat Pleasant, MD

Consensus four-star prospect … ranked the No. 66 recruit in the country by Rivals and No. 339 by 247Sports … the No. 10 offensive guard in the 2020 class by Rivals, No. 11 by 247Sports and No. 37 by ESPN … rated the No. 5 prospect in the state of Maryland by Rivals, No. 12 by 247Sports and No. 14 by ESPN … also held offers from Alabama, Florida, Penn State and others.

 

Brynden Walker

LB | 6-3 | 245
Bishop McGuinness HS | Oklahoma City, OK

Three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … touted as the No. 40 outside linebacker by ESPN, No. 46 by 247Sports and No. 55 by Rivals … rated the No. 5 recruit in the state of Oklahoma by ESPN, No. 7 by 247Sports and No. 10 by Rivals … chose the Sooners over Oklahoma State.

 

Andrew Raym

OL | 6-5 | 285
Broken Arrow HS | Broken Arrow, OK

Consensus four-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … Under Armour All-American … touted as the No. 52 prospect in the country by 247Sports, No. 54 by ESPN and No. 203 by Rivals … ranked the No. 2 offensive guard in the country by 247Sports, No. 6 by ESPN and No. 7 by Rivals … the consensus No. 1 player in the state of Oklahoma by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … chose OU over Georgia and Michigan, among other offers.

 

Brian Darby

WR | 6-0 | 192
A&M Consolidated HS | College Station, TX

Consensus three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … touted as the No. 39 wideout in the 2020 class by Rivals, No. 134 by 247Sports and No. 201 by ESPN … ranked the No. 92 player in the state of Texas by Rivals, No. 106 by 247Sports and No. 170 by ESPN … compiled more than 1,300 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns his freshman through junior seasons and rushed for more than 400 yards and 13 TDs …  also held offers from Arizona, Kansas State and Utah, among others.

 

Nate Anderson

OL | 6-5 | 265
Rick Reedy HS | Frisco, TX

Four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … an Under Armour All-American … invited to The Opening … rated as the No. 50 recruit in the country by 247Sports, No. 59 by ESPN and No. 90 by Rivals … touted as the No. 1 offensive guard by 247Sports, No. 8 offensive tackle by ESPN and No. 12 offensive lineman by Rivals … ranked the No. 8 prospect in the state of Texas by ESPN and No. 9 by 247Sports and Rivals …  also held offers from Baylor, TCU, USC and others.

 

Davon Graham II

ATH | 6-0 | 178
Central HS | Fort Worth, TX

Four-star prospect by ESPN and three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals … touted as the No. 13 athlete in the nation by Rivals, No. 27 by 247Sports and No. 69 by ESPN … rated the No. 56 player in the state of Texas by Rivals, No. 63 by ESPN and No. 67 by 247Sports … registered more than 2,000 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns in his high school career … also held offers from Baylor, Georgia, LSU and Ohio State, among others.

 

Mikey Henderson

FB | 6-3 | 230
Ranchview HS (TX) | St. Louis, MO

Four-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports and three-star prospect by Rivals … the No. 126 recruit in the country by ESPN and No. 415 by 247Sports … ranked as the nation’s No. 10 athlete by ESPN and No. 22 by 247Sports … the No. 20 recruit in the state of Texas by ESPN, No. 53 by 247Sports and No. 84 by Rivals … recorded 945 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns his senior season … also held offers from Alabama, Baylor, Georgia and others.

 

Jalin Conyers

TE | 6-4 | 220
Gruver HS | Gruver, TX

Four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … All-American Bowl selection … rated the No. 45 recruit in the country by 247Sports and No. 250 by Rivals … touted as the No. 1 tight end in the country by ESPN, No. 2 by 247Sports and No. 8 by Rivals … ranked the No. 7 recruit in the state of Texas by 247Sports, No. 32 by Rivals and No. 55 by ESPN …  caught 37 passes for 690 yards (10 touchdowns) his junior season … also considered Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and others.

 

Josh Ellison

DT | 6-3 | 295
Blinn College | College Station, TX

Four-star junior college recruit by 247Sports and ESPN … rated the No. 7 junior college prospect in the country by 247Sports and No. 12 by ESPN … the No. 2 junior college defensive tackle by 247Sports and ESPN … rated the No. 2 junior college prospect out of Texas by 247Sports … recorded 29 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery in his one season at Blinn College … chose Oklahoma over Texas A&M.

 

Seth McGowan

RB | 6-0 | 215
Poteet HS | Mesquite, TX

Consensus four-star prospect … the No. 144 player in the 2020 class by ESPN, No. 151 by 247Sports and No. 180 by Rivals … rated as the No. 13 running back in the country by 247Sports and Rivals and No. 15 by ESPN … ranked the No. 22 recruit in the state of Texas by 247Sports, No. 23 by ESPN and No. 26 by Rivals … rushed for more than 3,700 yards and 45 touchdowns in his high school career … also held offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Texas, among others.

 

Bryson Washington

DB | 6-2 | 196
C.E. King HS (TX) | Los Angeles, CA

Four-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … ranked the No. 174 player in the country by ESPN, No. 191 by rivals and No. 361 by 247Sports … touted as the No. 7 safety in the 2020 class by ESPN, No. 14 by Rivals and No. 32 by 247Sports … ranked the No. 27 prospect in the state of Texas by ESPN, No. 29 by Rivals and No. 48 by 247Sports … chose Oklahoma over Alabama and Texas, among others.

 

Perrion Winfrey

DT | 6-4 | 306
Iowa Western CC | Maywood, IL

Four-star junior college prospect by 247Sports and Rivals … rated the No. 1 junior college recruit by 247Sports and Rivals … compiled 55 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and one forced fumble in his two seasons at Iowa Western … chose the Sooners over Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Texas and others.

 

Marvin Mims Jr.

WR | 6-0 | 180
Lone Star HS | Frisco, TX

Consensus four-star prospect … the Texas high school state record holder for receiving yards in a career (5,485) and in a single season (2,629 to go along with 32 touchdowns on 117 catches as a senior) … rated the No. 243 player in the 2020 class by 247Sports and No. 248 by ESPN and Rivals … ranked the No. 40 wide receiver in the country by ESPN, No. 41 by 247Sports and No. 47 by Rivals … the No. 31 prospect in Texas by Rivals, No. 40 by ESPN and No. 41 by 247Sports … produced more than 5,400 receiving yards and 60-plus touchdowns in his high school career … chose OU over Stanford.

 

Noah Nelson

OL | 6-8 | 295
Williams Field HS | Gilbert, AZ

Four-star prospect by Rivals and three-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports … rated the No. 28 offensive tackle by Rivals, No. 56 by ESPN and No. 75 by 247Sports … ranked the No. 7 recruit in the state of Arizona by Rivals, No. 13 by ESPN and No. 21 by 247Sports … chose OU over Michigan and UCLA, among others.

 

Noah Arinze

DL | 6-5 | 240
Kirkwood, MO | Webster Grove HS

Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … touted as the No. 19 strongside defensive end in the country by Rivals, No. 28 weakside defensive end by 247Sports and the No. 49 defensive end by ESPN … ranked the No. 7 player in the state of Missouri by 247Sports, No. 8 by ESPN and No. 9 by Rivals … compiled 83 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and two fumble recoveries his senior season … also held offers from Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin and others.

 

Trevon West

WR | 6-0 | 165
Lamar HS | Arlington, TX

Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … rated the No. 88 wideout by ESPN and No. 113 by 247Sports … the No. 74 prospect in the state of Texas by ESPN, No. 89 by 247Sports and No. 94 by Rivals … amassed 2,349 receiving yards and 39 touchdowns over his sophomore and junior seasons … also held offers from Kansas, Minnesota and Texas Tech, among others.

 

Kendall Dennis

CB | 6-0 | 174
Kathleen HS | Lakeland, FL

Four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN … three-star recruit by Rivals … ranked the No. 235 recruit in the country by 247Sports … rated the No. 18 cornerback in the class by 247Sports, No. 28 by ESPN and No. 56 by Rivals … the No. 34 prospect in the state of Florida by 247Sports, No. 66 by ESPN and No. 84 by Rivals … registered five interceptions (including a pick-six) one punt return for a touchdown and 13 tackles his senior season … also received offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State and others.

 

Justin Harrington

DB | 6-3 | 197
Bakersfield College (CA) | Raleigh, NC

Four-star junior college prospect by 247Sports and ESPN … three-star recruit by Rivals … ranked the No. 6 junior college prospect in the class by 247Sports and No. 9 by ESPN … registered 97 tackles, seven interceptions and two tackles for loss in his two seasons at Bakersfield College … chose OU over Houston, Iowa State and others.

John Hoover
@JohnEHoover

John Hoover wrote for the Tulsa World for 24 years before joining The Franchise, where he was co-host of "Further Review" and "The Franchise Drive." Now he's The Franchise college football insider: Oklahoma's state Heisman rep, a voter in the FWAA Super 16 poll, an FWAA media access liaison, and a Big 12 writer at Sporting News and Lindy's preseason magazine. In his time at the World, Hoover won numerous writing and reporting awards, including in 2011 National Beat Writer of the Year from the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work covering the Oklahoma Sooners. From 2012 to 2016, Hoover was the World's lead sports columnist and won national awards in 2012 and 2014 from the National Athletic Trainers Association for reporting on sports medicine and in 2015 won first place in sports columns from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. After receiving a journalism degree from East Central University, Hoover worked at newspapers in Ada, Okmulgee, Tahlequah and Waynesville, Mo. He played football at Ada High School and grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Hoover and his family live in Broken Arrow.

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