Oklahoma landed one of the top defensive lineman transfer targets of this cycle on Friday afternoon as former Tulane defensive tackle Jeffrey Johnson has committed to Oklahoma over LSU, USC, and Michigan.
New defensive line coaches Todd Bates and Miguel Chavez are already starting to flex their recruiting muscles as the Sooners have now landed two of the top DL transfers in the last eight days.
At 6-foot-3 312-pounds, the graduate transfer is automatically the biggest defender on Oklahoma’s roster and will start for the Sooners in 2022 barring any setbacks.
During his four seasons at Tulane, Johnson has 135 total tackles, as well as 15 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.
Here is his announcement on Twitter Friday afternoon in a picture with Oklahoma’s defensive line coach Todd Bates.
When considering Johnson alongside Jalen Redmond, Reggie Grimes, and Hawaii transfer Jonah Laulu, Oklahoma’s defensive line is starting to look quite formidable going into 2022. If all indications are correct, the Sooners aren’t done either. The Crimson and Cream are still in on Tulsa transfer Jaxon Player and Missouri transfer Mehki Wingo. If Oklahoma can land one of those two, it would round out quite the incoming class of big men.