OU football: Recruiting 'different' without campus visits
With all the changes this spring caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, college football recruiting is still going strong, but even that looks a bit different right now.
“The biggest difference is just not having these guys on campus right now,” OU coach Lincoln Riley said. “That’s the part you miss the most, especially for us.”
But Riley and his staff have still been able to spend time and connect with recruits, who also have a pretty open schedule right now. FaceTimes and phone calls were part of the recruiting process before, and now they are more of the focus.
And the Sooners have still been able to land commitments during this time, with Choctaw defensive back Jordan Mukes committing to OU on Monday night.
“Obviously, the spring game has become a big, big deal for us from a recruiting standpoint,” Riley said. “We had probably as many top prospects as we’ve ever had – probably more that were lined up this spring, whether it was unofficially for a practice or officially for the spring game. You hate to miss that, especially for the guys who haven’t been here yet. That part definitely feels different.”